The closest thing to solid wood flooring, engineered wood will give you a classically high end finish, a luxurious feel underfoot and timeless styling. Made from layers of timber boards, topped with a real hardwood veneer, engineered wood flooring is versatile, easy to install and looks simply stunning wherever it is fitted. Keep it looking its absolute best by caring for it in the right way. We’ve pulled together this great care guide, packed with expert hints and tips on cleaning and maintenance to help you.
|Top three care tips for engineered wood flooring|
It’s important to take care of your engineered wood flooring. While regular cleaning will keep your floor looking its best, there are some chemicals and materials to avoid.
While it is safe to mop engineered wood flooring, here are a couple of expert tips to keep in mind. Follow these to keep your flooring looking its best.
Although it has the same appearance as solid wood flooring, engineered wood actually has greater structural stability, which means it is easier to maintain. It is also better to deal with changes in temperature and moisture levels, but there are still lots of steps that need to be taken to ensure your flooring remains looking great.
While an engineered wood floor may cope better with moisture than solid wood, it should never be allowed to get soaking wet. When cleaning your engineered wood floor, make sure your mop has been well wrung out, so it isn’t too wet. Clean up any liquid from the surface as soon as it is spilled wherever possible.
Wooden flooring is susceptible to dents and scratches, which some think add character to a floor, but others prefer to keep the wood in perfect condition. Prevention is better than cure, and there are some simple steps you can follow to avoid this damage:
Hardwood floors can be sanded to remove any surface blemishes, so if you find a scratch or a mark on your flooring it can be sanded off then re-varnished or waxed. This can also be done if you want to change the colour of your floor.
Specialist wood floor repair kits are available in a variety of colours to match your flooring and are sold by DIY stores. If your engineered wood flooring is a click system, severe damage can be dealt with by replacing the relevant board. Even boards in the centre of your floor should be easy to replace.
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Remember! Engineered wood flooring has only a veneer of real wood, so it can only be sanded two or three times.
Engineered wood flooring is both beautiful and durable. And if you use the expert tips and tricks in this guide to help you look after your flooring, it will stand the test of time.
But even with the best care, there may come a time when you want to refresh your floor covering. If you’re on the lookout for wood flooring ideas, our range of engineered wood flooring is second to none. We’ve even created this helpful buying guide to help you figure out which wood flooring would best suit your needs.