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Solid wood flooring compared to engineered wood flooring

Solid wood floors and engineered floors look the same once fitted. There is a wide range of colours and finishes available in each, but engineered flooring has a bigger range of options. 


With solid wood the amount of usable/sandable flooring is approximately 6-8mm before you get down to tongue and groove. With engineered flooring, the veneer thickness ranges from 2.5mm to 6mm thick. This means you have more millimeters of sandable floor depth with a solid wood floor than an engineered one, but actually, the difference is not that big.


Solid wood can be used anywhere except rooms of high humidity and temperature, solid wood moves; it expands and contracts.  Engineered wood is more stable. If you want a natural in a high humidity room then engineered wood is usually a better option for you.


In terms of resources,  a 5m long log of hardwood will make roughly 95 square metres of solid wood floorings , where as an engineered wood floor of the same log will make roughly 750 square metres.


Contact us or visit our showroom and we can advise you on the best option for your needs. 


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Solid hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring in Chester


Jo, Paul, Nick and team were impeccable from start to finish. We experienced a few hiccups initially due to no fault of ours, or theirs (bad workmanship in a job we had done to the floor previously), however the team dealt with everything with professionalism, giving us lots of support, and definitely made a tough job look easy.

It even meant they had to compromise themselves a little along the way, and for this we are very grateful. They are all genuinely lovely people and couldn’t do enough for us.

We trusted them implicitly throughout with both their thoughts and ideas, and with the keys to our house. The floor speaks for itself in the quality and finish; it is absolutely outstanding. No words can describe how happy we are with how it looks. We couldn’t have wished for a nicer or better company to make our first house feel like our dream home.

This company deserves every bit of custom it gets and we can’t recommend it enough. Thank you for everything!

| Callie Turner

Excellent service from the moment we walked into the store. Jo and Paul were superb to deal with and we are delighted with the result of the work carried out. Highly recommended!

| Jane Mcloughlin

Just to say how wonderful the floor in St Deiniol’s Church now looks! Who knew that such a beautiful floor was under all that muck!

You have done a fabulous job and I can’t thank you enough. I hope everyone brings their slippers from now on… don’t want to spoil!

| St. Deiniol’s Church

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