Different types of
wooden flooring

Veneer, multi-layer or solid?

Multilayer wooden flooring

Semi-solid or multilayer parquet consists of several layers: a backing and a top layer. The carrier gives this type of parquet floor its stability, while the top layer adds the look of the parquet. The great stability makes this wood floor perfect to combine with underfloor heating. The 2- and 3-layer variants are of equal quality.


Types of multilayer flooring

Multilayer wooden flooring or also known as semi-solid wooden flooring, is characterized by being composed of several layers: a carrier and a top layer. The carrier provides the stability of the wooden flooring and the top layer provides the look of the wooden floor. The high stability of multilayer wooden flooring makes it extremely suitable for installation with underfloor heating.

Within the range of multilayer wooden flooring, you have 2 types of construction, 2-layer and 3-layer.

Nowadays, there is little to no difference in quality between the two constructions.


Solid wooden flooring

The major difference between solid wooden flooring, veneer or multilayer wooden flooring, is that it is mainly characterized by the fact that it consists of only 1 type of wood.
Solid wooden flooring is not compatible with underfloor heating.


Veneer wooden flooring

Veneer wooden flooring provides the look of a multi-layer or solid wooden flooring, but at the price of a laminate floor. This is possible by providing only a very fine top layer. If a wooden floor has a top layer of less than 2 mm, it is called veneer wooden flooring.