Engineered timber comes in many shapes (plank, parquet, panel), sizes (width, thickness, length), colours (produced by pigments, tints and smoking) finishes (lacquers, oils) and patinas (brushed, hand-scraped, band-sawn). This can make finding your preferred floor a confusing and drawn out process. Trust us when we say you’ll generally require a fair amount of expertise to make the right choice – that’s why we’re in a job after all!
What defines an engineered board as opposed to a solid wood board is that solid boards are constructed wholly of a single piece of hard-wood while an engineered board is constructed of layers of soft-wood, topped with a solid wood veneer. It is the veneer which’ll form the surface you walk over.
The multi-layered structure of engineered boards mean that they will form a more stable floor than a traditional solid wood floor system. The crossed layers counteract the natural movements of the timber flooring, which is caused by subtle changes in temperature and moisture. This also enables many engineered wooden floors to be installed over under floor heating systems.
Engineered wood flooring is also more environmentally-friendly than some solid wood flooring, as fast-growing wood species like spruce, pine, poplar and birch are used for the intermediate layer
14 – 15mm thick, high-quality engineered wood floors can be sanded two to three times over the lifetime of the floor. 20mm thick boards with thicker wear layers can be sanded back many more times.
We sell four core engineered flooring brands at Oak Flooring Direct. Remember, we’re Engineered Wood Flooring specialists. If you have a particular specification or finish, contact us with your requirements and we’ll source the right product at our best price.
Within the Norske Range there are two basic board formats:
14mm Thick, 2.5mm wear layer, click system, multiple widths available
15mm Thick, 3.0mm wear layer, tongue and groove system, multiple widths available
Prices range between £19.95/m2 ex. VAT to £78.65/m2 ex. VAT
The idea behind the OFD range is that these boards are ‘structural’ – they’re thick enough to be load-bearing and can be laid directly over joists or batons.
18 - 20mm Thick, varying wear layers, tongue and groove system, multiple widths available
Prices range between £43.95/m2 ex. VAT to £54.95/m2 ex. VAT
Kahrs do a wide range of species, thicknesses and finishes. They generally specialise in boards with plenty of rusticity and character. As a rule of thumb, the thicker the pricier.
20mm Thick, 5.0mm wear layer, tongue and groove system
15mm Thick, 3.5mm wear layer, click system, multiple widths available
13mm Thick, 2.5mm wear layer, click system
11mm Thick Parquet, 4mm wear layer, tongue and groove system
10mm Thick, 1.9mm wear layer, click system,
7mm Thick, 0.6mm wear layer, click system, multiple widths available
Prices range between £22.10/m2 ex. VAT to £87.55/m2 ex. VAT
14mm Thick, 3.5mm wear layer, click system, multiple widths available
20mm Thick, 4.5mm wear layer, tongue and groove system
View our Boen best sellers: Animoso 138mm Matt Lacquer, Animoso 209mm Matt Lacquer, Finale Matt Lacquer, Andante 138mm Matt Lacquer, Andante 209mm Matt Lacquer
Elka (prices range between:
14mm Thick, 3mm wear layer
12.5mm Thick, 2.2mm wear layer, click system
At Oak Flooring Direct, we’ll always try to find you the correct product for your needs at the best price we can. Nine times out of ten, we can achieve this best if you speak with us directly, over the phone, via email or through our website chat. Our team pride themselves on their knowledge, their friendly, open and honest advice and their energy in finding you the best price they can!