All about wooden flooring

Well informed people are happy people.
That's why we will tell you all there is to know about wooden flooring in general and about the beautiful Lalegno floors in particular. You will not only discover our fine collections and finishes, but also all practical and technical information about wood is explained in full detail.

Engineered, what does that mean ?

Wood is what in technical terms is called a hygroscopic material. This means that it adjusts its form according to varying temperatures and fluctuations in humidity. Under the influence of the changing climate in your home and through the ongoing process of shrinking and swelling, traditional solid floors often start cupping or warping after some time. Engineered wooden floors offer the perfect solution for that problem. Multilayer floors are semi-solid wooden floors, specially designed to minimize the natural movement of the wood (and therefore the deformation).

Lalegno’s engineered floors are composed of different layers of wood.

  • A top layer, made of solid oak, tropical wood or bamboo of excellent quality.
  • A stabilizing substructure.

The different layers are placed crosswise on top of each other, and then firmly glued to one another under high pressure. Thus, all tensions that may arise under the influence of temperature changes or fluctuations of the relative humidity in your home are counterbalanced. This construction is what makes multilayer flooring so solid and very stable. After correct installation in healthy homes an engineered floor barely moves. An additional advantage is that this production process allows us to produce longer and wider planks without compromising the stability.