Engineered wood flooring is composed of different layers of wood glued together at right-angles to each other. This structural approach improves the stability of the flooring. Engineered flooring is available in various different formats, but the two main types are as follows.
Firstly, the thinner, softwood-backed 14 or 15 mm flooring; this usually has a ‘wear layer’ or thin 4 or 5 mm veneer on top. Such products are generally either glued together, or the more recent floors have a click-in locking mechanism for fitting. More often than not, they are installed as a ‘floating floor’ and have the advantage of being quick to install and are also very stable. The click type floors enable them to be taken up and relaid if necessary.