The benefits of engineered wood flooring for commercial properties

Feb 23, 2023

Are you considering wood flooring for your commercial property, office, hotel, restaurant or bar? Engineered wood flooring is becoming increasingly popular due to its durability, style, low maintenance and affordability. It offers the same timeless beauty of natural hardwood with improved performance and greater resistance to spills, scratches and heavy foot traffic. This blog post will look at the benefits of engineered oak wood flooring in commercial properties.

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Radisson Collection Hotel project nominated to Estonian Interior Architects Award 2022. Tallinn, Estonia. Flooring: Ecohardwood. Architect: Argo Vaikla, Katrin Vaikla, Kristoffer Vaikla, Kaidi Org, Mari-Liis Süld. Image: Søren Dam Thomsen.

Stability & Durability of wood flooring

The top layer of engineered oak provides a classic and timeless appearance, while the underlying layers create stability, endurance and a water or heavy-traffic-resistant surface. This type of flooring is made from natural wood materials, but they are structurally enhanced to make them more resistant to changes in temperature and keep their natural appearance. Ecohardwood's three-layer double oak floorboard construction ensures minimal wood shrinkage, expansion, and maximum stability in varying room climates. 

Affordability & ROI

Regarding affordability and return on investment (ROI), engineered oak wood flooring is a great choice. It's more economical than solid hardwood, providing a timeless and sophisticated look at a fraction of the cost. Investing in quality flooring is a sure way to get longevity and reduce maintenance and repair costs in the future. 

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Vinted head office. Wood flooring in Modern Concrete colour. Architects: Do Architects. Image: Norbert Tukaj.

Wood flooring maintenance

Wood flooring in the workplace can offer convenience, making it easy to clean up after spills. Daily maintenance requires a simple cloth or a vacuum cleaner set for hardwood flooring to keep it in good condition. In heavily trafficked areas, such as an office, hotels, restaurants or bars, to maintain a beautiful look and extend the life of the flooring, we recommend using a product like SAICOS premium hard-wax oil, which is high resistance and non-slip to standard R9. To keep it fresh and vibrant, re-oiling the flooring with colourless hardwax oil every few years is suggested.

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Ecohardwood double oak engineered wood flooring in Herringbone pattern installed in a yoga studio.

Wood floring installation

For design projects, time is of the essence. Whether it's an office, restaurant, hotel or bar space, the design must be completed promptly. Engineered hardwood flooring can provide a great solution, as it is straightforward and can be quickly installed by gluing the planks down. Have a look at the installation guide or contact [email protected] for more information.

Variety of choice

Engineered flooring offers an extensive palette of colours - from grey flooring, and pale washed oak to rich dark brown and black. The most favoured selections at Ecohardwood are Nordic White, Natural Oak, Waterfall, Ocean Breeze, Wild Rose, Extra White, Walnut, Naturale, and others. 

The texture of the oak floor's surface is even more important than the colour. We recommend brushed and cross-brushed wood floors in high-traffic areas because they provide extra strength and durability. A double-brushed floor in Modern Concrete colour is among our strongest flooring options, bringing both beauty and strength together.

In addition, Ecohardwood offers different thicknesses, widths, finishes, and patterns, such as Chevron or Herringbone. We finish all of our double oak engineered wood flooring with hard wax oil from SAICOS.

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Ecohardwood double oak engineered wood flooring in Walnut colour installed in a busy bar. Architect: Ramunas Manikas.

UK commercial property flooring requirements

Concerning commercial property flooring, the UK has some of the highest standards in the world. As a business owner, you'll need to ensure that your flooring meets the following requirements:

- Flooring must be slip-resistant to help prevent accidents and injury;

- It must also be fire retardant to meet safety regulations;

- Flooring must be durable and able to withstand heavy foot traffic;

- It should be easy to clean and maintain;

- The flooring should be attractive and comfortable for customers.

When designing a hotel, restaurant, or bar, the floor should be visually appealing and withstand heavy foot traffic. Choosing the correct colour and type of wood flooring is essential to prevent wear. Furthermore, according to the Food Standards Agency, selecting a washable, easy-to-clean and maintain floor is necessary. 

With the right selection of engineered wood flooring, you can create a beautiful and functional floor in your restaurant or bar that will last many years. Get free samples of your potential flooring before making a decision; a closer view can give you a better idea of the product's design and quality.

Suitable for both commercial and residential properties, Ecohardwood double oak engineered wood flooring meets the highest industry standards. Please contact our team if you would like more information: [email protected].

Hamilford Design have used Ecohardwood floors across multiple projects. The product is incredible and the team are extremely professional and efficient. We look forward to working with them in the future!
The product was of excellent quality and very well finished. Beautiful solid light oak, planed on all faces and accurate. Speedy responses to queries before I placed my order, and then a completely smooth experience of ordering and receiving goods. Arrived well packed - really excellent experience - highly recommend Ecohardwood Ltd
We used Dune brushed throughout our new house renovation. Absolutely love it. Beautiful tone, interesting details, hard wearing. I did wax the floors after installation as recommended which takes some time but makes all the difference. Highly recommend.
Highly motivated approach to customer service, exceptionally high quality flooring, delivered exactly on the day that was first estimated, extremely pleased and satisfied with the whole experience and will be placing another order in the next month or two for phase 2 of my flooring project.
We recently collaborated with Ecohardwoods for our project in Ealing, and I must say, the experience was outstanding. A special thanks to Irmantas for his invaluable assistance. His expertise in engineered wood was evident in the quality of materials we received. The precision and quality of their engineered wood contributed immensely to the aesthetic and durability of our project. Our clients were extremely pleased with the results. Kudos to Irmantas and the Ecohardwoods team for their exemplary service and top-tier products. Highly recommend them for anyone in need of premium engineered wood supplies.
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