Engineered wood flooring offers buyers a flexible and easy to install product. It is a floating floor that can be assembled above any other surface and therefore does not need to have exactly the right kind of underfloor in place. Consisting of three pieces of wood fixed together, it is a sturdy and long lasting kind of floor and a type in which Florence specialises.
The company has over 30 products in its range, providing you with a healthy choice of different items between which you can select. The most common material used is oak, but there are also walnut, cherry, ash, maple and beech varieties.
Buyers keen on oak products will be able to enjoy browsing through a wide range of different floors, with these including very pale white oak, deliberately darkened oak and a number of different levels of markings, from very few or a large number, with rings, swirls and knots. There are also variations of design between some of the other woods. A number of the products are also artificially patterned by the use of a 3-strip alignment of planks.
This is not the only area of choice you can enjoy. Some people like to have flat-edged planking, so as to create a smooth look across the floor. On the other hand, there is also an alternative modern fashion for bevelled edges, produced by v-grooves that offer greater definition and create a pronounced profile across the whole floor.
People enjoy all sorts of different finishes and Florence provides a range here as well, with matt finishes, smooth finishes, textured finishes and nature grade items. Some floors are oiled, while others are lacquered or strip lacquered.
The products also come in different thicknesses - some of 14 mm and some of 18 mm or 22 mm, while the width of the planks also varies, from 130 mm to 207 mm, with widths of 150 mm, 180 mm and 189 mm also available. Thicker planks can be sanded more times than thinner ones.
Florence engineered wood flooring products also vary in terms of warranty length, depending on various elements that determine the toughness of the wood. However, all offer at least 20 years of cover, ensuring peace of mind when you buy such a floor should anything go wrong. There are also products with 25 or even 30-year warranties.
Because engineered floors are floating items, all the products in this range are either click system or T & G system installation.
Click system installation is a very easy method of assembling a floor, requiring no glue and possible for even an inexperienced DIY practitioner to accomplish. It can be installed above any kind of floor surface, although a flooring underlay will be required, with different kinds available depending whether the underfloor is concrete or wood.
T & G installation means fitting the pieces together using a tongue and groove system and is also quick and easy to do without the need for adhesive.
So when it comes to a choice of different wood types and styles, various finishes and ease of installation, Florence seems to have all bases covered.