The term engineered wood flooring might seem a little off-putting when you’re looking for a beautifully natural floor. But in fact, it’s the engineered part that means we can enjoy natural wood so easily…
ALL IN THE MAKING
What you get with an engineered floor is all the aesthetic beauty of your favourite wood species combined with a multi-layered construction. And it’s these layers that are to thank for a resilience that’s much better than solid wood.
Engineered wood is made with a top layer of hardwood such as oak or walnut, a supportive fireboard core and then a backboard. As wood is a natural substance that naturally expands and contracts with changing moisture levels, these layers limit this movement for greater stability throughout the planks.
And don’t underestimate the durability of engineered wood flooring. On average, oak wears just 1mm over 100 years so an engineered floor with a 3mm top layer would last you more than a lifetime.
Another great thing about engineered wood flooring is that you’ll find more stunning shades and textures to choose from than you ever would in a solid wood range. You’ll discover wood planks in various lengths and widths along with smaller parquet blocks that can be laid in lots of configurations.
Here’s some inspiration from Woodpecker Flooring’s engineered wood range:
Find the period feel of parquet flooring reimagined in this contemporary design. The floor marries traditional artistry with a calm white shade, ashen hints and a smooth surface. Create a really unique look with pared-back décor that features grey tones, warm woods and metals.
Grey flooring is perfect for a relaxed space. Ashen hues are gentle and understated yet stylish in any setting. Team with pastels, plants and lots of comfortable textures for a boho vibe. Moonbeam Oak has been carefully brushed to bring the wood’s exciting grains to the fore.
Kindle the calm airs of the coast with the tumbling hues of sun and sand found in white washed oak flooring. The beach-house feel is perfect for light and bright interiors with rustic furniture and pops of colour. Harlech Limed Oak includes wonderfully wide boards that are brushed for a beautiful feel.
The honey tones and rustic details of natural oak bring nature right into a room. These warm and wondrous planks will lay proud in lots of different styles of décor. Pink and green makes a fabulous palette for a pretty, cosy look. Add some eye-catching accessories too.
Sometimes dark is beautiful. Especially when it’s aged and distressed to capture a faithful floor that’s been loved by thousands of feet. Deep chocolate shades and warm red undertones are just the thing for glamorously styled rooms with shiny metals and plush fabrics.
Discover more intriguing designs in Woodpecker’s engineered wood flooring collection. Samples are free so you can try out your favourite shades next to the walls and furniture in your space.