Engineered Wooden Flooring for the Bathroom
If you’re thinking about installing a wooden floor in your bathroom then an engineered wooden floor is the perfect choice. Because of the structure of engineered wood flooring, it is better able to withstand the humidity and fluctuating temperatures of a bathroom than a solid wood floor. It is also a better option than laminate floors which can warp and swell if water penetrates the seams.
Engineered wood floors look great in a bathroom and provide a warm feeling underfoot.
Another important choice when laying engineered wooden flooring in the bathroom is the type of finish you choose. The two main options are lacquer and oil, and both are available in satin, matt and gloss finishes. The lacquer finishes will make the wood flooring in your bathroom pretty much waterproof and will cut down on maintenance requirements in the future – this is because lacquer creates a protective coating over the wood.
Oils provide the best and softest-looking finish and penetrates deeply into the wood providing a good level of protection from moisture and dirt.