What affects engineered wood flooring cost?

Why are some engineered wood flooring planks so much more expensive than others, even when the wood layer is the same? E.g. Woodpecker is £80+/sqm vs Liberty which is ~£50/sqm.

Asked by Jemma on 15th Jan 2024
Expert Trade Answers
"Its the quality of the wood that matters, which part of the wood it is from, where it comes from, is it plywood under the finish layer, is it timber, thickness of the plank, thickness of the finish layer, the finish(lacquer, oil, wax)."
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"Sometimes, like with all flooring, you can pay abit extra for the brand name, which I suppose is common with everything, even TVs. However, if the brand name is good, you can buy with a sense of security that what your buying is going to be good quality and any warranties would be upheld. Something unbranded may be cheaper but would be a risk.

As mentioned in the other persons answer, the thickness of the wood fixed to the plywood, which is how all engineered woods are made, will make a difference to cost also. Different finishes, oils and lacquers can also affect the price of varying products when it comes to engineered woods.

One thing to note as a downside to thinner and cheaper engineered woods is that if you ever intend to sand and varnish the wood in the future to renew it or change the finish. You'll have less opportunities to do so with thinner woods than with thicker woods.

Finally, it's commonly advised in the UK to go for engineered wood rather than solid wood, so you're already on the right track here already.

Hope this helps!"
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Aug 2023 - report
"There are There may be different pricing for engineered wood flooring even with similar layers due to various factors.
1. Brand or Manufacturer: Different brands or manufacturers may price their products differently, depending on their reputation, quality, demand, and production costs.

2. Quality and Materials: While two engineered wood floorings may have the same number of layers, the quality and types of materials used can differ. Higher quality materials and advanced manufacturing techniques may justify a higher price.

3. Aesthetic Appeal: Engineered wood flooring can come in different finishes, colors, and styles. Unique designs, patterns, or textures may result in higher pricing based on their visual appeal.

4. Durability and Longevity: Some engineered wood floorings may have additional features like improved scratch resistance, water resistance, or warranties, which can affect the pricing.

5. Production Costs: Differences in production methods, machinery, labor costs, and location may impact the price of engineered wood"
Answered on 16th Jan 2024 - Member since Aug 2023 - report
"Some materials are more expensive hence different prices and some are to be in a herringbone style which is much more expensive as you have a left and right plank"
Answered on 22nd Feb 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"You paying for quality or the area, is not the same"
Answered on 17th Feb 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"You have different tips of wood floors some is hard on some is soft so the one that is soft it's gos for a low price has £50 to £60 square metres on the hard one go's for £80 to £100 square metres"
Answered on 18th Feb 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"It's the quality of the wood. Also you have to consider the thickness too"
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"Retail prices are up to the supplier.To get best priced go on line to get an average then contact and get 2 quotes.Make certain you get a final price including fitting and any floor renovations that might be needed."
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Adding to the responses above. The size of the plank would also impact it's cost. Snake pieces will tend to be cheaper as they can be made from smaller pieces of wood or off cuts whereas a large plank would need to come from a larger piece of wood"
Answered on 23rd Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"Could be charge travlling some of them gready
Should’t people do that they need to be honest"
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
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