Unveiling the Endurance and Elegance of Engineered Flooring

Engineered flooring is practical and authentic in both appearance and feel and we have extensive experience working with customers to merge the beauty of wood, with the intricate construction methods and the variety of styles and finishes that engineered flooring offers, within requirements and budget. Here at Mulvey’s we firmly believe that choosing the right flooring plays a crucial role in your home’s aesthetics and usage.

In this post we discuss the numerous reasons why engineered flooring is so popular including its durability, style and visual impact as well as the outstanding craftsmanship that merges the natural beauty of the wood with the impressive construction of the flooring, making engineered flooring the perfect choice for within your home.

What is Engineered Flooring?

Engineered flooring refers to a range of construction methods where wood is combined with a stable base, commonly plywood or HDF (high-density fibreboard). This engineering process improves the practicality as well as the authenticity of the flooring, offering a genuine look and feel. The innovative construction adds strength which limits the natural movement of the wood offering durability. What is great about engineered flooring is that they come in various widths and lengths, which is the same as solid wood.

If you are looking for a floor that wins on appearance, texture, and durability; then an engineered wood flooring is a great choice as it will stand the test of time and offer a fantastic aesthetic and durable solution. Additionally, the versatility of engineered flooring extends beyond its durability; its innovative composition enables installation in spaces where solid wood might be less suitable, such as areas prone to fluctuations in moisture or temperature, ensuring a consistent and elegant flooring solution throughout your home.


Engineered floors are durable due to the layered construction providing strength and stability. Solid wood, which we all know is gorgeous; may be susceptible to expansion and contraction with changes in humidity and temperature.  Engineered floors are constructed to resist such movements, making them a perfect choice for multiple locations within your home.

The strength and stability of the engineered structure makes it highly resistant to foot traffic and everyday wear and tear. Additionally, engineered floors often come with protective coatings that enhance their resistance to scratches, stains, and moisture, ensuring longevity while maintaining their aesthetic appeal even in high-traffic areas of your home.

Unique Style

Blending the timeless beauty of real hardwood with the innovative construction techniques of engineered flooring gives us a beautiful unique floor. The top layer, which is genuine hardwood, gives the authentic and natural aesthetic, adding warmth and character. The styling also comes from the variety of wood grains, patterns, and finishes that are available ensuring you have the variety to choose from and therefore giving you a stylish and unique flooring.

Engineered flooring can be laid in a variety of patterns such as herringbone; offering that elegant style and versatility meaning it can be used in both modern or rustic settings; or chevron; a timeless style where the planks meet in perfect points adding a unique style to any space. These styles provide homeowners with the flexibility to create personalised looks.


Engineered flooring demands skill due to its construction, combining real hardwood with a stable base. Craftsmanship is key here in its construction and layering which results in durability and longevity. Such craftsmanship also results in flooring that resists movement and reduced maintenance, making them versatile and resilient as well as aesthetic and a great practical choice for any home.

The meticulous craftsmanship behind engineered flooring not only ensures its durability and stability but also allows for a diverse range of finishes and styles, providing homeowners with an extensive selection to perfectly complement their interior design preferences and elevate the overall ambiance of their living spaces.

Contact Mulveys for More Information

If you would like some help choosing the right engineered floor for your home; then please visit our website here. Our design showroom has an array of samples for you to look through and you can view them in person with our experienced specialist team who will guide you through our full range of premium floors, all of which are on view in this purpose-built showroom.

Alternatively, you can reach us via our contact form or call us on +353 (0) 1 296 4358. We would love to hear from you and learn more about your requirements and how we can work together to make your flooring dreams a reality.

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