The best engineered timber flooring will last the lifetime of any project, and it will outdo most commonly used flooring products in regards to acoustic performance, thermal capacity and stability.
Choosing the best product starts with the raw materials and understanding the value of ensuring the finished engineered planks are manufactured with the right timber. “The internal core of engineered timber flooring is vital to its performance,” HARO Flooring New Zealand’s Graeme Rodwell says. “It is one of the key elements of high-performing flooring because it gives the planks their strength and various other attributes including thermal conductivity that aren’t commonly found in other products on the market.”
Haro flooring is designed and made in Germany using European timbers. The core of the flooring is manufactured with a slow-growing Swedish spruce, which is grown in a cold climate. “This gives the spruce its very dense makeup, which in turn allows it to outperform particle boards, which are commonly used in the core of engineered flooring,” Graeme says.
“Because of the materials Haro flooring is made with, it is fully warranted for underfloor heating, something which a lot of other engineered timber flooring in New Zealand isn’t.”
Durability and longevity is something Kiwi consumers are starting to look for more in flooring, and according to Graeme, the market is changing to a place where people are willing to pay for the best products knowing that their investment will last.