Engineered Wood Flooring – Subfloors

29th August 2013

Why would you choose an engineered wood flooring board over a solid wood product?

Well, there are a good few reasons that engineered wood flooring could be your choice. An engineered board is made up of a few layers of plywood, which is crisscrossed to ensure stability. It is then given the final real wood veneer. You will not be able to tell the difference between an engineered and a solid wood floor – they look exactly the same.

One of the reasons engineered wood flooring is becoming more popular is the fact they can be installed onto most subfloors, be it concrete or existing T and G, engineered will do the job. A solid wood floor is normally nailed to an existing T and G floor, plywood  or osb. The beauty of an engineered board, is that it is suitable for most types of subfloor. Solid wood expands and contracts, while an engineered board will do this as well, it will not do it to the same degree.

There is such a fantastic choice of engineered products available on the market today that most finishes, widths and lengths can be sourced. One of the differences between engineered wood and solid wood is that there is much more variety in plank length and width. Given that it’s ‘engineered’ you can have a much wider and longer plank than you can with solid wood, which has its limitations.

If you are looking for a wider board then engineered will be a great choice and good on the pocket as well because, to have a solid wood in a wider width can be quite expensive compared to an engineered board. Engineered is also easier to install and comes in the original T and G, and click version (just like a laminate) As you can see engineered is indeed a great all rounder.

At First Floors we have an extensive range of hardwood flooring for you to choose from. We have some gorgeous wide and long engineered boards which will give any home a fantastic look. Darker shades are really in trend at the moment and we have a wonderful range of darker woods, such as walnut, and stained oaks for you to choose from. As well as these we have some lovely grey engineered oaks. Grey is another colour that is very popular. We  have a great choice here at Firsts Floors which, we think will suite everybody’s taste. We have some of the best fitters around as well, so we like to call ourselves the one stop flooring shop. Pop in any time for a look around and we will be more than happy to help.

Visit our showroom at 176 Fenwick Road, call us on 0141 638 0968, email david@first-floors

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Jim Hillier 1st June 2022

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Absolutely Delighted with the Conduct and Quality of Work. My Wife and I decided to replace our Bedroom Carpet and lay down wooden flooring for our Hall. We noticed that there was a possible supplier for flooring at first floors shop on Fenwick Road. We met up with David and Graham and explained that we were looking for quality products for both Items. We were shown flooring possibilities from their extensive range of designs and thicknesses and soon found a product that we were interested in. We were delighted to find out that they had carpet selections at the back of the shop which surprised us; you could not appreciate the size of the place from the shop front! We chose a carpet that we thought met our specifications and were given a reasonable sized sample to take home to see how it would look in our room taking into account of our particular lighting conditions. First Floors sent out a guy to take measurements for floor, accessory fittings and carpet.
Being very happy with the proposition given to us and estimates of work completion dates and prices we went ahead with the order. Graham kept us updated with the schedule and I am happy to say that the work was carried out on time and was completed to a very high quality with which we were both delighted with.
I would be happy to reference this company for anyone who is interested in upgrading their floors or replacing carpets.

Alastair Barrie 2nd June 2022

TrustPilot
Good selection, service and fitting.We were able to take home some samples to select the carpet that was just right for our room. There was a delay in our furniture arriving and First Floors were very accommodating in putting our fitting date back to suit. The fitting went very well indeed - couldn’t have been easier.

Olive Leitch 1st May 2022

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Excellent service from First Floors. All staff including fitters have been helpful and gave a friendly professional service. My new stair carpet has been fitted very well and already received many complements

Linda McBrearty 27th April 2022

TrustPilot
Excellent service with care. On our first visit to the showroom, David advised and helped us with our choice but never rushed us and gave us lots of confidence in making our final choice of engineered wooden flooring. Our new build home was delayed for a few months and during this time David and his team waited patiently with us until the flooring was able to be fitted! The fitting throughout our new house was more than excellent. The care and attention to detail was everything we could have hoped for, our thanks to the fitting team. We would have no hesitation in recommending First Floors, their professionalism and customer service was 100%.

Anna Smylie April 2021

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Fantastic service. David gave me great advice on which flooring would be most suitable for my business premises. Within the week Steven came to fit the flooring and, as promised, was in and out in a day. Can’t recommend this local Company enough. Anna Smylie ZuZu Giffnock.

Dawn Henry November 2021

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We recently purchased engineered oak flooring and carpets from First Floors. The customer service from David and team was exceptional. We had just moved home from overseas and bought a house with no floors so we did not have access to allow First Floors to measure. Theye allowed us to use our own measurements as we wanted the floors laid ASAP once we had the keys. The floor is beautiful and laid very professionally (thanks Steven). The carpets are also lovely and exactly what I wanted. The only thing I would change about the experience would be to have First Floors assess the house in advance. We have fire doors which were a problem the day the carpets were laid. This was not the issue of First Floors and it was resolved quickly. Thanks again David, we would highly recommend First Floors to anyone.

Ian and Lesley Proctor January 2022

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Another Great Job Done!!
Just had our third floor project in seven years completed by First Floors once again.
Great service from David and his showroom team from assisting in the selection of materials through to arranging the installation. Chris and his team worked tidily and efficiently on the hardwood flooring with great attention to detail. Gordon who fitted the stair carpet was very professional in his work and was able to resolve some problematic details to our entire satisfaction.
Would definitely recommend First Floors.

Gavin Reid 18/08/20

TrustPilot
We recently had First Floors install laminate flooring in our lounge and hallway and are absolutely delighted with the final result! It has been finished to a high standard with great attention to detail.

Having had a rough idea of what we were looking for, David helped find the perfect flooring for both rooms.

We were booked in quickly and kept informed throughout the process.

We would definitely recommend and use again.

Christine Sharp 23/08/20

TrustPilot
Wee have recently had a new laminate floor laid in our upstairs hall. We are very happy with the result and feel the level of workmanship and finishing detail was excellent

Chris Milne 30/08.20

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Excellent service from first point of contact. Staff took time to discuss and review options, then worked to suitable timescale based around my schedule.
Work completed on time and to a very high standard, delighted with results.
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