With such a huge variety to choose from it can quickly become confusing on what material you may be after, so here is a small break down.
Solid wood is made from a single piece of timber, milled to be tongue and grooved. It can also come in a variety of finishes: unfinished, hand scraped, lacquered or oiled.
Engineered wood has a top layer of solid wood (veneer) and is usually 4-8mm thick and is then adhered to a plywood core. This reduces shrinkage or expansion, which is sometimes seen in solid wood flooring. The thicker range of vaneer can be sanded if needed.
Laminate wood is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product that is fused together by a lamination process. It has a hard density fiber core with a photographic layer, which imitates a wooden print. This is then finished with a clear wear layer to preserve the print.
At flooring by Kimpton we can supply and/or install all types of wooden flooring. If you have any questions or would like advice please feel free to contact us.
This gallery shows some of our more recent work and is intended to give just a small flavour of what can be achieved.