Engineered & Solid Timber Flooring
Supply & Installation Auckland-wide
Nortons loves bringing existing floors back to life, but we also get a great deal of satisfaction from installing new timber flooring. We can supply, install, sand and finish the timber, or provide a standalone flooring installation or supply only.
We can supply, install, sand and finish the timber, provide standalone flooring installation, or simply supply you with the timber flooring.
Engineered Timber vs Solid Timber (Hardwood)
Pre-finished Engineered Timber Flooring
Does not need to be sanded and finished after installation, and costs less than Solid Timber flooring. The top layer of 100% timber (not an artificial laminate or veneer), is glued to layers of plywood. This stable, ‘engineered’ structure means it is much less likely to shrink, warp or cup due to moisture or temperature changes.
Most can be sanded again, but not as many times as Solid Timber flooring (sanding can take up to 2mm off the top layer of timber). Can use Floating or Glue Down installation process.
Solid Timber (Hardwood) Flooring
100% solid, Hardwood planks which are sanded and finished after being laid. Being thicker than Engineered Timber, it can be sanded more often in the future, if required.
Not suitable for high-moisture areas (e.g. bathrooms, kitchens, and below ground level, such as basements). More likely than Engineered Timber, to shrink, warp or cup due to moisture or temperature changes.
Timber Flooring Samples
Not sure which type of timber flooring, finish or colour to choose? Nortons will provide plenty of advice to help you decide. We have flooring samples and can source more from suppliers, to make sure you’ll love your new timber floors.