Laminate flooring and engineered floors
Floating – over an underlayment.
- Using flooring adhesive to bond the board to a substrate
- Installation over battens, similar to the installation of structural floors.
Aren’t nailed down like conventional floorboards. Laminate flooring and engineered floors are laid over an existing timber floor, concrete, tiles, particleboard, plywood, etc. Floor layers install an underlay underneath the floor first to provide good noise insulation. For this reason, these floors are ideal for use in multistorey apartment buildings and homes.
Laminate flooring uses a thin laminate print to create a timber finish effect. For this reason, this type of flooring cannot be sanded and re-polished. On the other hand, laminate floors require much lower maintenance in the long run than real timber floating floors.
The surface of the engineered timber floors is created by a thin softwood or hardwood layer. This veneer is bonded to a high-density ply or fibreboard substrate. Engineered boards are manufactured with the pre-coated surface. The use of the real timber veneer provides an option of refinishing the timber surface after years.
There are several installation scenarios available for engineered floors
Are either engineered timber floors, laminate flooring, or bamboo floors. Products are available in a patented jointing system or tongue and groove version. Floating floors are ready to walk on once installed. Generally speaking, they usually don’t require sanding and finishing. The flooring installer can dismantle modern floating floors and access and repair the damaged boards or a section quickly.
The Bamboo option Bamboo is a renewable resource that grows faster than timber. It is grass. The bamboo flooring has a very hardwearing and durable surface. For these reasons, is becoming a popular flooring alternative to wood. Even though Bamboo flooring is relatively new, it comes in a range of styles and colors, and because it is pre-finished, installation is fast. In other words: properties like renewable, hardwearing, pre-finished, re-sandable, pleasant appearance are resulting in an excellent choice.