5 Reasons Engineered Wood Flooring is Here to Stay

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With engineered wood becoming one of the most popular choices of flooring for New Zealand homes, you might want to know the reasons why. Engineered hardwood floors have a number of advantages over solid hardwood floors. For that reason, we have put together the five main reasons you should consider engineered hardwood floors.

Why Should You Choose Engineered Wood For Your Flooring?


Far superior to solid hardwood, engineered wood from Forté is specifically made for the New Zealand environment, making it stronger and more durable than traditional timber. This means it can withstand the wear and tear of a busy household with children and pets, is less likely to scratch, dent, or warp and enjoys longevity despite the sometimes harsh New Zealand climate.



Engineered wood is less likely to expand or contract in response to changes in temperature and humidity, making it a more stable flooring option for your home. This means that it is less likely to creak or squeak in years to come, and will maintain its shape and appearance over time. With New Zealand’s ever-changing weather and starkly contrasting seasons, having flooring designed to deal with it can make a difference in keeping your flooring looking better for longer.


Easy to Clean: 

Engineered wood is easy to clean, and can be swept, vacuumed, and mopped easily. This makes it a great option for households with children, where spills and messes are a common occurrence. We stock a range of cleaning products to keep your floors shining day after day.


Cost Effective: 

Engineered wood is a cost-effective alternative to solid wood flooring. It is often less expensive than solid wood and can save you money in the long run by being more durable and less likely to need repairs or replacements.


Environmentally Friendly: 

At Forté, the environment is our passion. In a world where deforestation is a real threat, we realise the importance of environmental responsibility. Engineered timber uses approximately one-third of the amount of slow-growing hardwood resources compared to solid timber of the same dimensions and all of our products are FSC, PEFC and LEED certified. 

With the benefits engineered wood offers, in addition to the beautiful finishes on our range of flooring options in a variety of styles and colours, upgrade your home today. Contact Forté to find out more.


Visit one of our Showrooms

If you have any queries about our products or need help with your project, we can provide you with expert advice. Visit one of our showrooms or book a consultation with our flooring experts today.