Choosing the perfect engineered flooring

‘Choosing the perfect timber boards can be one of those daunting problems when there are so many amazing options!’ Rebeka from BuildHer Collective said!

BuildHer Collective helps women design, renovate and build their dream homes and Rebeka Morgan, a Registered Builder, Interior Designer and Developer has put together some top tips for making this process easier!

‘We love starting our selections with the flooring! And when it comes to Woodcut’s engineered timber, there is so many options, that if can feel a little overwhelming.

  1. We love to start with the ‘pattern of the board’ – do you want a gorgeous extra wide board, do you have visions of herringbone or chevron, or perhaps a more traditional timber board is your preference?
  2. Decide if you like an engineered timber board that is more consistent in colour or one that has more texture and knots – these can have a more rustic finish to them.
  3. The final decision is the colour, there is no doubting there are so many beautiful colours! We would recommend building up your entire material board and check it in the space where it will be installed if possible. Make sure you look at the colour in natural light and after dark, as colours can change throughout the day!


One of the reasons we love using Woodcut’s engineered timber boards is that they are manufactured in a controlled environment, this means we have an optimal finish and none of the imperfections, blemishes or unexpected surprises that you can get polishing timber boards on site!

The process is also much quicker for us and the toxins are reduced. As the boards have great quality control we know we can install them at the end of the job and we don’t need to disappear off site waiting for the boards to cure.

The colour of Woodcut’s engineered timber floorboards is really consistent which is really hard to control when finishing timber boards on site –  more than once we have stripped and re-sanded solid timber boards as the colour wasn’t as expected, or was a bit patchy due to timber variations. So now we always opt for engineered timber flooring, on our last project we installed Woodcut’s Thistle in the herringbone pattern! Get online or go in-store to check out their range, it’s very expansive and the team are great to work with.

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