The Heritage Collection Reports Big Increase In Engineered Oak Popularity

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Flooring and hardwood supplies specialist The Heritage Collection has reported a considerable increase in the popularity of engineered oak, especially in flooring. They attribute this popularity to its durability and good looks combined with the flexibility of finish styles.

Different homes and rooms have different flooring requirements and, similarly, different buyers may have a preference for a particular type of wood, vinyl, or other flooring material.

Laminate is popular because it is inexpensive but it does not offer the same level of quality, in most peoples’ eyes, as either solid oak or engineered oak. While laminate floor has enjoyed boom years over the last decade or so, it is engineered oak that has seen the greatest rise in popularity recently; according to the hardwood flooring specialists at The Heritage Collection.

Solid oak flooring is made from a single panel of solid oak. The piece of oak is cut to size and cut for uniformity and level but that is all the cutting and fixing that is done to the floor itself. Solid oak is actually a little less expensive than engineered oak but this is because it requires less work than engineered wood. Most buyers will opt for engineered oak, though, because of the benefits it offers.

Engineered oak consists of a number of plywood panels being heat bonded to one another before a face layer, or top layer, or oak is then bonded to the surface. This means that much less oak is required to construct engineered oak and it is easier and more convenient to fit, easily achievable by the home DIYer in most instances. Engineered hardwood is also less susceptible to moisture and heat changes although buyers may experience some changes still.

The Heritage Collection is a leading Sheffield based supplier of both solid oak and engineered oak flooring. Managing Director Brett Mordey commented that “engineered oak has become the more popular choice when compared to solid oak and I believe, and have been told by my customers, that this is because of the additional quality and benefits offered by the marginally more expensive engineered oak finish.”

JoineryStore Ltd
6-8 Westhorpe Fields Business Park
S21 1TZ
Tel: 0114 247 4917
Fax: 0114 247 0869
Email: sales (at) JoineryStore (dot) com

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