Wood is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs water. Therefore when surrounding humidity changes either through climate or the use of heating or air conditioning, solid wood can swell and shrink. This results in gaps opening between planks.
Engineered wood is made up of layers. The top layer/wear layer/ lamella is usually a hardwood and the base layers are softwood or multi layered plywood. All layers are bonded together so that the grain of each one runs perpendicularly of the layer on the other side making it impossible to swell or shrink.
Location & Use.
Engineered wood offers a lot more choice and can be fitted over underfloor heating and is available in bigger plank sizes.
It is pre-finished so store samples (allowing for colour tolerance) will be good indicators of what the floor will look like when it is installed.
Swaffield Brothers wood installers are fully trained and will ensure you are left with an exceptional finish.
All our Wood Floor installers are fully trained and will ensure that you left with an exception floor.
Swaffield Brothers are premier retailer to all leading brands;
V4 & Woodpecker. We can also source wood floor based on your design requirments.