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What’s the difference between engineered and solid timber floors?

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Solid timber floors is produced from solid natural wood species. The primary advantage of the system is good sanding and refinishing capabilities. The product typically is more pleasing aesthetically as they have natural look.

Engineered timber floors is not of full solid timber but created from multiple layers of veneered lumber boned together with an adhesive. The top layer is genuine timber and the engineered components underneath make the flooring more stable. The flooring is available in many timber types and colors and generally comes with prefinished form. Also, you can still do sanding it if you like.

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What’s the advantages of Topwood™ Engineered Floors?

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Topwood™ is comprised  of several plywood layers adhered under high pressure.

This method of construction creates wooden flooring which boasts a higher strength and durability compared to solid material whilst retaining the same aesthetics as the solid variety.

Most solid timber flooring have a tendency to shrink as well as expand. This happens because of humidity changes, changing temperature as well as moisture in the subfloor. Our product, Topwood™ Engineered Oak Floors, can prevent such problems form occurring.

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Can Topwood Premium Oak Engineered Floors be Refinishing?

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Of course we can. As you can see from the photo below.

A solid timber with 19mm thick board has a wear layer of 5mm. If you sand beyond the 5mm wear layer you will expose the tongue and groove as well as the nails used to secure the flooring.

For our product, Topwood™ Oak Engineerd Floors,  has a wear layer of 6 mm on the top which usually can be sanded and refinished 5-7 times. This means our product will last a lifetime.

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What Finish Your Product

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Our smoking process reacts with the tannin content in the Oak making it darker. We can supply this single smoked, double smoked or treble smoked, becoming significantly darker with each process. Smoked Oak provides greater depth to the flooring by accentuating its character.

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IS TOPWOOD GREEN FLOORING?

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One of the easiest ways to tell if the wood floor you are buying is classed as green flooring is to look for certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). In order to achieve FSC accreditation, retailers, suppliers and manufacturers have to meet rigorous standards relating to the management of the forests from which the wood is taken. FSC flooring products are internationally recognized as meeting these exacting standards and treating the environment responsibly. FSC flooring will feature the organization’s logo, so you can quickly tell if the product you are considering is environmentally friendly.

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Why is FCS Flooring so important?

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With more and more pressure being put on the world’s natural resources, we should all play our part to help where we can. Buying FSC flooring is just one way in which you can help safeguard the environment for future generations by ensuring that the timber used comes from a well-managed source. The wood used for FSC flooring will come from a sustainable forest, which means new trees are planted to replace those that are felled. With wood flooring becoming an evermore-popular option, it is increasingly important for people to choose green flooring products.