With engineered boards you get the look and feel of real wood, but with greater stability, and they can perform well with underfloor heating and the fluctuating humidity of modern centrally-heated homes. They are also generally more affordable than solid wood.
Whether you want traditional, modern, distressed, parquet or even chevrons, Woodpecker can provide your perfect floor.
Woodpecker is a family-run business with a heritage in the timber industry that goes back three generations. The company was founded by Bruce Ker in 1975. He was a skilled craftsman who loved teaching people how to work with wood. Under his son Nelson, the company has continued to grow, and is now successful across the world.
The environment is something Woodpecker take very seriously and they only use wood with FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) or PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forests) certification. By choosing their timber responsibly, Woodpecker flooring isn’t just beautiful – you can be sure that it’s ethically sourced.
Selecting, stacking, drying, kilning, cutting and finishing – at every stage of the Woodpecker process they aim to produce the toughest flooring, which they back up with a 25 year warranty. The result is flooring that will bring a warm and radiant atmosphere your home now, and for many years to come.
Engineered Wood Flooring
With central or underfloor heating, solid wood floors can easily dry out and become warped. They are susceptible to expansion and contraction too. Engineered wood flooring is one of the wooden flooring types designed to overcome such problems. Woodpecker’s wood is still carefully selected from sustainable sources, but it’s cut and formed into three layers. The top layer provides the unique texture and strength of natural wood, a central core of softwood, high density fibreboard or plywood adds stability, and there’s a veneer underneath for balance. The resulting boards are gorgeous, and long lasting.
An engineered construction with just a top layer of real wood also helps the tree to go further, extending the resources available while providing a more stable floor. Woodpecker’s ranges of engineered hardwood flooring each aim to capture a unique aspect of Britain’s natural environments while also reflecting their commitment to quality and affordability.