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Engineered Timber versus Solid Timber Flooring

Our Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Engineered Timber Flooring For Your Home

Selecting new flooring for your home is a huge decision and one that you want to be happy with for a very long time. There are a lot of different factors to take into consideration when trying to find the right flooring to suit you and your needs. At Karma Flooring, we believe the key ones are lifestyle, aesthetics, convenience and budget. An engineered timber floor is an excellent solution as it’s an incredibly versatile option that can address all of these key factors.

So what is engineered timber flooring? It’s a multi-layered floor that consists of a top layer or veneer real timber laminated over a multi-ply or hardwood core . Here are our top 4 reasons why we think you should consider engineered timber flooring for your home.



Every home is unique and therefore has different requirements for what a floor needs to be able to withstand. Engineered Timber Flooring is produced in an extensive range of different grades and finishes and now colours This which makes choosing a floor that suits your personal style that can also handle your lifestyle a breeze.

Melbourne is a city renowned for its unpredictable and extreme weather. Keep warm on a cold winter day with engineered timber flooring which allows for flexibility in your choices for heating as it can encompass both subfloor heating and hydronic heating. The unique construction methodology of Engineered Timber Flooring enables it to more stable than solid timber flooring where these types of heating are used.


Durability is incredibly important but so is the appearance of your floor. You want something that looks good, will blend into the aesthetics of your home and enhance your design choices.

Until the development of engineered timber flooring, your options for colour choice were extremely limited to just the 5 or 6 mainstream Australian Timbers available in solid floor boards or parquetry. With the revolutionary development of engineered timber floors, you can now select from up to a 100 different stylish colours in various finishes and styles. This wide range of options allows the Designer or Consumer the ability choose any style of interior design from modern to traditional and everything in between.


Flooring prices can vary wildly and it can be tough to find a floor that meets all the above requirements but doesn’t go over your budget. Engineered timber flooring is a fantastic solution that is more affordable than other options. It can be installed for a minimum of 35% less than a traditional solid timber floor. There are a few variables that affect price such as the grade of timber, thickness of the veneer and width and length of the boards; however, a timber flooring expert will be able to talk you through the best options for your budget.


This is particularly important in a renovation project as timber floors tend to used in the high traffic areas of the Family home .this can be a major disruption in a busy home.. On top of all the other benefits, an engineered timber floor can be installed in just a day depending on the project size. This means much less disruption, mess and stress for you that other flooring options may present.


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Choosing the right flooring for your home can be a difficult process but here at Karma Flooring we want to make it as easy as possible for you. Our team has extensive experience in wholesale, retail and installation and are passionate about finding the right product to meet your needs, style and budget. We only sell premium quality flooring, and as a factory direct seller of flooring, we can pass our excellent savings onto you.

Reach out to your friendly team today, or visit our showrooms, to start the journey of finding the perfect flooring for your home!

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