Comparing Solid Board flooring and Engineered Flooring

Its often a difficult decision when it comes to finalising the type of flooring that is to be installed in a floor space that is best suited to the design of the house, overall aesthetic and type of pattern that appeals to a customers liking the most, which is why we’re here to eliminate any worrying thoughts and explain the difference between solid board and engineered boards!

When it comes to parquetry or any kind of flooring, it essentially comes down to deciding between Solid board and engineered board flooring. Whilst they both provide the bare necessity of being a floor, there’s some differences that set the two apart and we’d like to help decipher between the two in order for customers to make the right choice when it comes to installing parquetry, engineered or solid flooring.

Solid board

Put simply, Solid wood flooring is done with a singular and thicker piece of wood from end-to-end and side-to-side, nothing more, nothing less. At Renaissance Parquet, our solid board finish comes in a variety of lengths, sizes, colours and finishes to pair well with any trend-setting interior. Read more about our Solid Board flooring here!

Our Solid Board dimensions are as followed:

  • Length: Up to 2.4 metres
  • Width: From 75mm-600mm
  • Thickness: 21mm

Solid Boards



Engineered Floors

Engineered floors are the next best alternative to solid timber and a cost effective choice in a wide range of options and colours to choose from, Primarily being used with Triple French Oak engineered. Using engineered floors, it provides the ability to have a more tailored and personalised touch to a flooring finish.

It’s often that engineered floors are thinner and wider than solid board. However, by layering engineered wood it can provide a very similar finish to solid board, all whilst being able to be cut into much smaller and customized dimensions without the risk of cracking and shrinking.

Here at Renaissance Parquet, our engineered floor dimensions are:

  • Length: From 225mm to 900mm
  • Width: From 40mm to 140mm
  • Thickness: 21mm


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