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Engineered wood flooring creates a luxurious setting in your home where you can enjoy real wood flooring comfort with little investment on the renovation. It is also a sustainable product which safeguards our environment. As the demand for engineered wood rise over a period of years, many engineered wood products begin to sprout up in the market, hence there is a need to select a good quality one.
What is a good quality engineered wood to you? Just remember these 3 important pointers.
1) Strong Core Layer
Always the first thing to look at when choosing a good engineered timber product is its core layer. Make sure that the core layer of the wood is suitable for the climatic conditions of your country; Hevea and Teak are usually recommended for tropical climatic countries such as Singapore and Malaysia due to its high durability against the high moisture conditions in such countries. While for cold seasonal countries, engineered wood with wood core layer made with softwood such as polar or tulip wood might be suitable instead.
To ensure higher dimensional stability of the engineered wood flooring, the wood core layer should also be properly processed to attain its optimal standards first before combining with the other layers.
The wood core layer is the 'skeleton' or the heart of the entire engineered wood floorboard, hence choosing a good quality engineered wood flooring products is of utmost importance, if the home owners is looking for a long lasting flooring for the home.
2) Surface Layer of the Engineered Timber
Take into consideration the surface or wear layer of the engineered timber products. The surface layer is usually the look of the flooring, the piece of real wood layer that determines the entire design of your home. Some engineered timber may has less than 3mm surface layer. This may not be good for the home owner in the long run, as maintaining the wood flooring by revarnishing it in order to give it a fresher look may be impossible. And hence it may cost more and also not practical for the residential or commercial property owner if they have plans to stay for the long term.
Hence it is advisable for the home owners to look for quality engineered timber flooring products that has more than 3mm of surface layer.
3) Design and Sustainability
Choose a design that defines your entire interiors that you wish to renovate. Different types of wood species and color says a different style for your spaces. On top of that, to ensure sustainability of global forests, choose a good credible brand that has environmental credentials such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Singapore Green Label etc.
In summary, take your time to choose a good quality engineered timber flooring products, always ask when in doubt, a good flooring contractor will be able to help you on your queries.
Evorich Holdings, is one of the most reputable flooring contractors in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Providing the end user with supply and installation of quality laminate flooring, high end resilient flooring, engineered wood flooring, timber flooring, indoor and outdoor decking.
Evorich Holdings is also a member of National Wood Flooring Association and a strong advocate for introducing Eco green flooring into the building and construction industry worldwide. Moreover, Evorich Holdings has recently been awarded as one of the Promising SME 500 awards in Singapore & is the first flooring contractor in Singapore to win the Spirit of Enterprise Award 2011. Evorich has also recently been awarded the Orchid Trusted Brands 2012 for quality customer services in Singapore.
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