Raftwood Amazon is crafted from railway sleepers, giving it a beautifully rugged natural appearance. Thanks to the wooden contours that these sleepers produce, every plank within the floor has a distinct individualised look and is a unique installation for each client. To maximise its lifetime the floor must be maintained by applying a coat of maintenance oil, ideally every 12-18 months, and kept clean to prevent stains from penetrating the wood.
ENGINEERED FLOORINGEngineered flooring is the perfect combination of practicality and authenticity. Constructed in layers, generally made from birch plywood, engineered flooring has a top layer veneer made from solid wood.
LAYERSIt's these layers underneath which provide engineered flooring with a greater structural stability than solid wood floors. This means that it's not as prone to shrinking or warping with changes in environmental conditions. Due to this stability, it is possible for engineered floors to be installed using any fitting method, including nail, glue down and float. It also allows for engineered flooring to be installed above underfloor heating, whereas solid wood flooring (in most cases) cannot.
TOP LAYERThe solid wood veneer generally ranges from 3-6mm in thickness and is suitable for sanding. Sanding can remove between 0.5 to 1mm of wood per sanding. A thicker wear layer means your floor can be sanded and refinished more often, increasing the lifespan of the floor.
- Real wood veneer
- Suitable for underfloor heating
- Can be sanded and refinished