Different types of
— wooden flooring
Veneer, multi-layer or solid?
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.