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Dijon Home & Flooring

Posted 7.6.13

Engineered Flooring

The new Engineered products that are 20 to 22mm in thickness that have 5.5 to 6.0mm wear layers are susceptible to failure or problems with excessive movement. Any mistakes during the installation or inferior materials for example glue or sub floor preparation are punished with this product with a less than ideal look. Most of the manufacturers say these products are suitable but there are few that don't suffer with some kind of issue when used with under floor heating. This is our experience of looking at many cases as part of our independent inspection service that we offer as expert witnesses when problems do occur. Engineered floors are more stable and suitable for under floor heating but to avoid problems from our experience, it is advisable to not exceed 13mm to 16mm in thickness. They are no more inferior to the 20mm to 22mm engineered products, others may disagree. However you cannot argue with facts that in the last 10 years I have never seen an engineered under 16mm suffer with problems over under floor heating. However I currently look at or advice on approximately one floor per month, that is suffering problems of excessive shrinkage or warping and de-lamination issues, only over under floor heating in the 20 to 22mm range. We feel it is all about picking the right flooring process of installation and the correct floor for a successful installation.

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