Engineered Wood Flooring
We’ve made selecting a Northern Wide Plank specialty wood floor as simple as possible. Every Northern Wide Plank floor offers unique characteristics that compliment and define the spaces they create. Northern’s engineered wood floors embody your individual style and taste. They are the one constant in any interior design, connecting both form and function with the beauty and elegance that can only be found in natural wide plank wood flooring.
Over the years, engineered flooring garnered a bad reputation in some circles. Some people equated it as ‘inferior’ in quality but this simply isn’t true, like many products it depends on how it is made. At Northern Wide Plank, we prove that our engineered wood flooring is the opposite of inferior.
Our engineering formula is one that involves extensive detail and chemistry that results in a perfectly balanced engineered wood plank. One that offers the same wear layer as our solid format, and is noticeably better in every aspect from the ease of installation right down to the feeling of stability as you walk across the floor every day.
Unlike Solid flooring which only uses one solid piece of wood; engineered floors have multiple layers of wood cross grain laminated with a hardwood lamella on top for superior strength. This cross-layering effect enables the floor to be more stable and have greater resistance to moisture when compared to Solid flooring.
Some benefits to engineered flooring include:
Texture can heavily affect the decision of the right floor for your design even before colour tone, shade, etc. There are a wide variety of surfaces in wide plank flooring to consider when selecting the ultimate floor to compliment your space.
Wood floors extending into the kitchen from throughout the rest of the house is an excellent way to create a seamless design and is a growing trend, but unless you understand and accept the limitations of a wood floor in a kitchen environment, it is best to use a different complimenting material such as stone or tile.