Semi-solid & Engineered

Laminates, Semi-solid and engineered , Solid wood flooring, Underlay, Trims and Accessories

Wooden flooring is the quickest way to make a any room feel warm, cosy and sophisticated, and adds instant value to your home. There is a huge variety in types of wooden flooring, and we can supply and fit all types, from parquet to nailed down laminates!

Semi-solid and engineered floors are very similar. Semi Solid is made of a slice of real wood sandwiched on to a plywood core. Engineered planks are very similar, except that the core layer  underneath is made of multiple layers of woods, which makes engineered planks extremely strong and warp resistant.

Semi-Solids and engineered planks are the ideal choice if your are fitting a floor over underfloor heating, as they are less susceptible to warping with heat, unlike solid woods.

These boards have a huge advantage in that they can be installed in almost any format: they can be nailed on battons, glued down or can be floated like laminate flooring. This makes them an ideal choice for almost any choice of room. The finish of the boards  can also be customised, unlike laminates. Like solid woods, engineered flooring can be finished in a number of ways, including oiled, lacquered, brushed, white oiled and stained.  Semi-soilds or engineered boards can be pre-finished or many can be finished or stained to your exact specifications. We can treat and finish unstained boards to almost any colour- contact us here and let us see what we can do!

Engineered and semi-solid flooring wears in exactly the same way as solid flooring, and deeper boards can be sanded and re-finished if necessary. This will depend on how thick the wear layer (the visible part of the board) is and how it has been treated. Generally, oiled finishes last longer and sink into the boards. Oiled finishes have an advantage over  a lacquer, as oiled boards dont show scratches as obviously.

We have a huge range of boards in all shapes and sizes in the showroom, and our staff are happy to advise on the perfect boards for your project. If you dont see what you need we will be happy to order or customise samples for you, just let us know.




Semi-solid & Engineered

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If you are thinking of getting a new floor or are unsure about any finishes, or have queries about installation? Call us or call down to the shop, we can sort it. Specialist appointments can also be booked to discuss any specific enquiries e.g. custom lacquering, commercial installations etc.. Call 021 437 4285 or fill out the contact form to make an appointment.

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Unit 4, Kilnagleary Business Park, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

(021) 437 42 85 | 087 2510940

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