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Having done some online research I think we will be fitting a new engineered wood floor into the kitchen and dining room. Can anyone in the trade recommend any make / or minimum specification to look out for please. I'm guessing you generally get what you pay for but at what point do you get into the law of diminishing returns ?
Any advice much appreciated
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go for the clik together.. regarding the wood just a point to remember that an engineered wood floor will show the marks far more than an laminate floor ..high heels etc:
if you go for laminate use uniclik quickstep they do a very wide range now of different designs and colours. easy to fit..
David ( floorlayer)
If you decide to go for laminate be aware that, although hard wearing re heels etc, it is relatively easily destroyed by water leaks, which cause it to swell like chipboard.
And also falling 10" chef's knives....
Quote: If you decide to go for laminate be aware that, although hard wearing re heels etc, it is relatively easily destroyed by water leaks, which cause it to swell like chipboard.
engineered wood will do the same .. all wood products DO NOT LIKE WATER ..but if looked after properly you will have no problems..
from a fitters point of view (also the companys) we find the HARO engineered wood excellent also easy to fit ,, its 13mm thick and you would have 2mm underlay
hope this is helpfull
Quote: all wood products DO NOT LIKE WATER
Wooden floorboards don't mind, as witnessed by the millions who used to get down on their knees and scrub the floors with soap and water.
Seriously I would have expected engineered wood to be much less prone to swelling due to the lack of fibreboard in the production. There again I am not a flooring expert so will bow to the greater knowledge of you who are.
You might want to consider Karndean, Project or Amtico, almost limitless options in design/style. When fitted correctly it looks stunning, hardwearing, easy to refinish and planks may be individually replaced if damaged. However, this can be a costly installation.
Quote: You might want to consider Karndean, Project or Amtico, almost limitless options in design/style. When fitted correctly it looks stunning, hardwearing, easy to refinish and planks may be individually replaced if damaged. However, this can be a costly installation.
I'll have a look as I hadn't considered a vinyl - just need to see if I like the look. I have previously been put off cheap laminate as I just didn't like the look. It was only that saw some engineered wood floor in a kitchen showroom that got me thinking and doing some online research
we had Karndean in our hall for many years...super product. We have moved house since and now have a heavy duty grade laminate over most of the ground floor. It's industrial strength, really hard wearing and easy to clean....unfortunately I can't recall the name but it's a German or Scandinavian made product. If I can find the name will update.
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