What is engineered wood?

February 14, 2022 3:03 pm


It’s now a rather unusual sight to see a wood product made from just one material. Given the extent of opposition to deforestation in the world planners, designers and retailers are looking at ways in which we can use the existing wood supply we have or reuse the pieces that we have had before. Retailers are also picking up on this and many of the major sellers look to use recycled wood as much as possible. They also consider large yield crops, that grow back quickly, or a combination of woods merged together.

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One fine example of this is Engineered Wood Flooring like the type you can get from www.irwintiles.ie/wooden-flooring/engineered-wood-flooring. Simply put, engineered wood is a combination of wood types that are then fused together. It doesn’t matter what types they are and they can be gained from old constructions that are being recycled.  These are known as composite or even manufactured wood sources. In many cases, they are just pieces of chipboard, where old items have been shredded into tiny pieces, and then brought together with a powerful glue or solvent.

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On top of this are added veneers. These are thinly cut pieces of original wood logs to give the effect of Pine, Oak. mahogany or Beech. This reduces the need to use a whole new tree. The production specifications for engineered wood are extremely high and you can be sure that each piece will be as good and as strong as if you were using original singular timber.