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Engineered acacia flooring is extremely good value given its durability. The solid acacia wood surface lays on top of layers of plywood or HDF, depending on whether you opt for a HDF, 3 Ply or mulitply constructed floor. Acacia is a less common option, meaning your flooring will be much more unique compared to others, but it is just as beautiful than its more popular counterparts, as evident by its smooth grain, bold shade and shade variation, and varied knot sizes.
The appearance is equally beautiful to other floors, but is unique. Its light and dark shades combined with small and large knots, as well as bold overall look causes a room to have personality. It can add character with its unique grain pattern, and is sure to grab the attention of anyone in its presence.
Acacia is very durable. in addition to this, engineered flooring has greater durability than solid wood despite looking identical on the surface. This is due to the construction involving less overall solid wood, and therefore being much more resistant to water, high humidity and temperature changes. Of course, such characteristics make engineered flooring suitable in a wide range of rooms, such as kitchens were spillages occur, and homes with high footfall. In comparison to other woods, acacia is harder than walnut, but softer than sandalwood, which makes it cheap enough for your pocket yet hard enough for most homes. It is also less likely to mark and scuff, and if such damage does occur, the design of acacia will hide this quite well.
Solid acacia is a similar option, but engineered comes in longer planks. This is due to the naturally short nature of acacia which without the extra support of engineered layers can cause weakness. Longer or wider planks may be more attractive to you and more complimentary to a large room, and in which case engineered will be more to your taste than solid.
Kettlewell Tropical Acacia 127 x 10/2.5mm
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