Why choose engineered
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You are won over by the warm look of a wooden floor, but how do you choose among the countless options within the range of wooden flooring? One thing is certain, if you decide to go for a wooden floor then engineered flooring is a very good option for you.
Below you will find 10 good reasons why to choose it :
1. Engineered wooden flooring is stable and most resistant to deformation.
Wood is a living product and adapts to changing temperatures and humidity. Under the influence of a changing indoor climate and the constant shrinking and swelling of the wood, solid floors often curl or warp over time.
Multilayer wooden flooring is specifically designed to counteract this natural movement of the wood, and thus its deformation, as much as possible. This is why this type of wooden flooring is composed of two or more layers of wood. Indeed, the top layer of precious wood is cross-glued under high pressure onto a stabilized underlay. As a result, the tensions that can arise from differences in relative humidity are absorbed and the floor thus gains stability. After correct installation in healthy homes, this type of floor hardly moves at all.
2. Engineered wooden flooring is ideal for new buildings and renovation
A multilayer wooden floor is of course suitable for use in new-built homes, but also provides the best results for renovation projects. When renovating, wooden flooring is often installed on top of an existing floor and it's important that there are no big differences in height. Engineered flooring is therefore available in different floor thicknesses that can be perfectly matched to the total floor height and/or the height of the screed.
3. Engineered wooden flooring is particularly suitable in combination with floor heating
Due to its structure and composition, multilayer wooden flooring is better suited to be combined with underfloor heating than solid parquet. A wooden floor composed of two or more layers is after all more stable than a single-layer product (solid wood).
If you do choose underfloor heating, it is best to hire a parquet professional to install the floor since it has to be installed very carefully according to particular specifications and instructions. You can find more information concerning installation with underfloor heating here.
4. Engineered wooden flooring is easy to install yourself
A professional of course guarantees a carefree installation and proper follow-up in terms of maintenance of the floor. But a well-informed handyman can also install it himself. To make the installation easier, some floors even come with a click system, similar to laminate flooring.
Just keep in mind that you are working with a living material. Carefully read the installation instructions before you get started and follow them meticulously.
5. Engineered wooden flooring can be used anywhere in the house
You would like to have a multilayer wooden floor in the kitchen or bathroom? This of course is possible, provided you inform yourself properly and take care of your wooden floor later on. Be sure to ask a parquet specialist for advice beforehand: he will check whether the room and substrate are suitable. He will also advise you on which protective maintenance layer to apply to seal the floor. In damp rooms, make sure the floor does not get too wet and wipe moist stains dry as well. This will prevent water from penetrating the floor or between joints.
6. Engineered wooden flooring is durable
The top layer of most multilayer parquet floors can be re-sanded over time. So if your taste changes after a few years, or if you want to change the look of the room, you don't have to install a new floor. You can simply sand the boards and give them a new finish. So your floor will last a very long time.
7. Engineered wooden flooring is environmentally friendly and made with respect for nature
The top layer of multilayer wooden flooring is made of the best precious wood, such as oak or tropical hardwood. Wood species that grow faster are used for the stabilizing reinforcement layers. As a result, Lalegno guarantees that the impact on nature and the environment remains as restricted as possible. You can read more about Lalegno's environmentally conscious choices here.
8. Engineered wooden flooring offers a vast choice
Multilayer wooden flooring not only comes in different thicknesses, but also in different widths, which can often be combined. Moreover, there are numerous beautiful treatments and finishes available for each of the different wood species and wood grades. The results range from very sleek designer floors over timeless modern to floors with classic country charm. So there is plenty of choice to suit every style. We will gladly inspire you in your search for the perfect wooden floor.
9. Maintaining an engineered wooden flooring is easy
If you observe a few simple rules concerning protection, cleaning and maintenance, you will enjoy the wonderful wood even longer and your wooden floor will remain as new.
Besides general care tips, you will find a personalized maintenance sheet for each floor on our website.
10. Engineered wooden flooring is also available for a limited budget
And last but not least, Lalegno multilayer wooden flooring is available for any budget.
We offer wooden flooring in different price categories. These are always a perfect reflection of the qualities and finishing treatments of each wooden floor. There are no miracles in wooden flooring either. So inform yourself thoroughly in our brochures, get inspired by our website or request a sample of your favorite wooden floor. One thing is certain: the price/quality ratio of a Lalegno wooden floor is particularly good, and our distributors near you will gladly confirm this.