Multi-layered floors

Multi-layered floors

Okay, so what's the difference between a multi-layered floor and an engineered floor?

An engineered floor is a 3-layer construction with each layer running at 90 degrees to each other, counteracting the natural movement of wood and creating a very stable floor. The wear layer is normally 3 - 4mm, the softwood core 9mm and the backing layer 2mm, so the thickness of an engineered floor is no more than 15mm. In contrast, a multi-layered floor is usually made up of a wear layer of 3 - 6mm and a number of layers of 1.5mm plywood, all bonded together and running at 90 degrees to each other, creating a very strong floor anywhere between 15 - 22mm in thickness.

So which is better? Generally speaking the thicker the floor, the tougher it becomes, the downside being the increase in cost due to the amount of material used in its construction. Multi-layered floors are however able to support a thicker wear layer which not only makes them a lot more durable but also means that they can be re-sanded and resealed many more times than an engineered floor, giving them a much longer life. Some are thick enough to be used as load-bearing floors and can therefore be laid on joists. Most multi-layered floors have tongue and groove joints which means that they have to be glued together, although in some cases, such as on joists or timber sub-floors, they can be secret-nailed.


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Basix BF06 Natural Oak Brushed and UV-Oiled multi-layered floor

Basix BF06 Natural Oak Brushed and UV-Oiled multi-layered floor

A really stunning multi-layered brushed & oiled oak floor with a unique character. See, hear,fee..

£37.22 /m² exc VAT: £31.02 /m²

Basix BF14 Autumn Oak Brushed and UV-Oiled multi-layered floor

Basix BF14 Autumn Oak Brushed and UV-Oiled multi-layered floor

An amazing whitewashed multi-layered brushed & oiled oak floor that really brings a room to life..

£37.22 /m² exc VAT: £31.02 /m²

Basix BF15 Golden Oak Brushed and UV-Oiled multi-layered floor

Basix BF15 Golden Oak Brushed and UV-Oiled multi-layered floor

Nobody's quite sure why this is called a Golden Oak floor when let's be honest, it's more of a Choco..

£37.22 /m² exc VAT: £31.02 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Natural Hardwax Oil multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Natural Hardwax Oil multi-layered floor

A beautiful golden oiled oak multi-layered floor with the most amazing surface grain. Sheer class!&n..

£56.03 /m² exc VAT: £46.69 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Chestnut Oiled multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Chestnut Oiled multi-layered floor

A dark reddish, chestnut-oiled, multi-layered oak floor, redolent of a bye-gone age. ..

£56.03 /m² exc VAT: £46.69 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Ebony Hardwax Oil multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Ebony Hardwax Oil multi-layered floor

A black hardwax-oiled multi-layered oak floor redolent of a bye-gone age. Settle back and soak in th..

£57.00 /m² exc VAT: £47.50 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Walnut Hardwax Oil multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Walnut Hardwax Oil multi-layered floor

A dark hardwax-oiled, multi-layered oak floor, redolent of a bye-gone age. Settle back and soak in t..

£57.00 /m² exc VAT: £47.50 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Blanc Hardwax Oil multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Blanc Hardwax Oil multi-layered floor

An amazing light oak multi-layered floor with a hardwax oil finish, that simply oozes class. Your ho..

£57.00 /m² exc VAT: £47.50 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak BP Matt-Lacquered multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak BP Matt-Lacquered multi-layered floor

A stunning-looking matt-lacquered golden oak multi-layered floor, bringing a touch of magic to any h..

£57.96 /m² exc VAT: £48.30 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Smoked & Oiled multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Smoked & Oiled multi-layered floor

A stunning-looking smoked & oiled oak multi-layered floor, just oozing with class! No other..

£59.90 /m² exc VAT: £49.91 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Brushed and White-Oiled multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Brushed and White-Oiled multi-layered floor

An amazing-looking, multi-layered, brushed & white-oiled, light oak floor. This floor will reall..

£59.90 /m² exc VAT: £49.91 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Cuba Smoked & Matt-Lacquered multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Cuba Smoked & Matt-Lacquered multi-layered floor

A stunning-looking matt-lacquered golden oak multi-layered floor, bringing a touch of magic to any h..

£61.83 /m² exc VAT: £51.53 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Grey Stone Oiled multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Grey Stone Oiled multi-layered floor

A dark multi-layered, natural oiled oak floor with the most subtle grain you've ever seen, just itch..

£64.73 /m² exc VAT: £53.94 /m²

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Tobacco Smoked and Natural-Oiled multi-layered floor

Staki 15mm x 180mm Oak Tobacco Smoked and Natural-Oiled multi-layered floor

A stunning golden rustic, smoked & natural-oiled, multi-layered oak floor bringing a touch of ag..

£67.59 /m² exc VAT: £56.33 /m²

Staki 20mm x 220mm Oak Natural Hardwax Oil multi-layered floor

Staki 20mm x 220mm Oak Natural Hardwax Oil multi-layered floor

A beautiful golden oiled oak multi-layered floor with the most amazing surface grain. Sheer class!&n..

£69.86 /m² exc VAT: £58.21 /m²

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