- January 30, 2019
- Posted by Asham Cheema
Hardwood floors bring natural warmth and classic styling to any home, but not every room is suitable for traditional solid wood floors. That’s where the beauty of engineered hardwood enters the scene. The performance features of these floors make it possible to install them in every area in your home, including bathrooms and basements.
Construction – Engineered wood is real wood flooring that’s built in layers and bonded together. The top hardwood layer shows all the natural characteristics and beauty of the selected wood species, just as you would see with any genuine wood floor. Below the surface layer are multiple layers of high density fiberboard (HDF) that create a board with greater strength and stability than a solid wood board.
Superior stability makes engineered hardwood floors resistant to changes in temperatures and humidity. The benefit for homeowners is that this type of floor can be installed anywhere, including moisture-prone areas like finished basements, where you’d never expect to see a hardwood floor.
Genuine hardwood – Although engineered hardwood flooring is not made of solid hardwood, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a genuine hardwood floor with all the warmth, beauty, and lifetime value it brings to a home. A quality engineered floor will last as long and perform as well as a solid wood floor, and can even be refinished – just not as many times.
When shopping for an engineered wood floor, you’ll find a wide and impressive range of range of colors, textures, wood species, and finishes. And once installed, engineered wood planks look the same as solid wood planks.
Installation – Engineered hardwood flooring can be stapled, glued, or floated, depending on the product you choose. Floating floors are the easiest to install and can go directly over an existing floor.