Choosing the right Engineered Timber for your space

If you are keen on the look of traditional wooden floorboards but don’t want the hassle of caring for them but you want something a step up from laminate flooring then engineered timber flooring could be the solution for your Auckland home. Engineered wood flooring is ready to lay straight away with no treatment needed and is more hardwearing than floorboards. Our team supply and install engineered wood flooring across Auckland including Birkenhead, Chatswood and Albany.



Oiled Wood

Oiled Timber floors offer a timeless quality to your home, office or commercial space. They are a showcase in beautiful design which will help you select the right product from our extensive range.

Our suppliers at Creative Flooring import European oak engineered flooring boards in three grades – premium, country and rustic. Your carefully chosen flooring is then pre-finished directly at their factory using European hard-wax oils. Our light wire brushing process helps conceal minor scratch marks when your floor is in use. It also highlights the timber grain and opens up the pores for better oil absorption. 

Sizes & Grades

· 15/4mm x 190mm x 1900mm Click Lock, 4 Side Bevel (Premium / Country / Rustic)

· 15/4mm x 220mm x 2200mm T&G, 2 Side Bevel (Premium)

· 21/6mm x 220mm x 2200mm T&G, 2 Side Bevel (Premium)

· 20/6mm x 220mm x 3000mm T&G, 2 Side Bevel (Light Feature)

· 20/6mm x 260mm x 2200mm T&G, 2 Side Bevel (Light Feature)


European Oak Lacquers

Wood flooring is a warm and inviting interior choice, matched with hard-wearing qualities. Our European oak flooring range offers beautiful characteristics of floor boards from a bygone era. Enjoy selecting from exciting colours and sophisticated wire brushing and scraping techniques. Using products and systems to support our commitment to environmental sustainability, our engineered oak floors will bring exceptional style to your home.

Grades of Wood

There are three grades of wood to choose from in the Oiled Wood Click-Lock Range: Premium, Country and Rustic.





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Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of Oiled Wood?

· Protection - oils penetrate and harden the top grain fibres of the wood
· No sanding of the floor is required
· Health considerate, with low VOC’s from eco-friendly, vegetable oil based products
· Easy spot and scratch repair
· Low maintenance

Do I need to remove skirting boards before installation?

Yes, for Engineered Timber this is a must because in most instances the plank is at least 15mm thick, so by the time you undercut a skirting you are left with a thin strip of skirt left. 

Do I need to put an underlay underneath Engineered Timber? 

Yes, the underlay acts as a moisture barrier between the substrate and the laminate, it also cushions the laminate so you don't get that hollow sound when walking in heels.

What is the best way to clean and maintain Engineered Timber?

A steam mop should definitely NOT be used and any use of one will void your warranty. This is because wood floors do not like excess moisture. Wood floors should be swept, vacuumed and dry mopped regularly. They can be damp mopped as required, with minimal water and a neutral cleaner such as Osmo.

How is Engineered Timber installed?

Although most Engineered Timber planks are made with a click system (so it can be installed as a floating floor) we always recommend a Direct Stick method as this gives a more solid under-foot feel.

What are the benefits of Oak Lacquer?

· A natural flooring choice
· Warm and aesthetically pleasing
· Easy to clean and maintain
· Durable to take the hard knocks
· Extensive variety of appearances and colours
· Good acoustics
· Healthy indoor quality – hypoallergenic
· Eco-friendly
· Size (unless 21/6mm noted): 15/4mm x 220mm x 2200mm T&G, 2 Side Bevel (Premium unless marked ‘Antique’)

Can I put underfloor heating underneath Engineered Timber? 

Underfloor heating works well with most wood flooring, provided it is on a thermostat to a maximum setting of 27ºC.The heating system must be water-borne or self-limiting electrical heating system that provides an even heat over the whole area of the floor. It must be switched off before and after installation of your wood flooring then bought up to temperature gradually over several days. 

Is Engineered Timber water-resistant?

We do not recommend wood flooring in bathrooms. Their high levels of moisture, humidity and standing puddles of water can damage wood floors. 

If my floor gets damaged by accident, how can it be repaired?

If it is a small scratch or dent a repair can be done using coloured wax and these are very successful, however, individual boards can be cut out and replaced provided that spare planks have been saved for such occurrences. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the ongoing availability of the same size planks as trends in board width and locking system change regularly, so we always recommend an extra box is purchased.