What is Engineered Wood Flooring?
Engineered wood flooring consists of multiple layers of wood, capped by a veneer of solid wood that often differs in thickness, averaging around 5mm, but often surpassing 10mm depending on the type of the product. The topmost layer is the part evident to the consumer, giving the look and feel to the engineered wood flooring solution. The layers are secured together using special wood glue, resistant to deterioration and moisture damage.
Reasons Why Engineered Wood Flooring is Popular
Engineered wood flooring is an increasingly popular option. Below are just some of the reasons behind the popularity of this type of flooring.
– Install it anywhere
This type of flooring can be set up anywhere. A finished crawlspace that sees more moisture than the average room will look superb with engineered wood flooring. This can be installed in the laundry room as well. The moisture from the dryer will not cause the same kind of damage that it will to hardwoods. The durability of the engineered wood flooring is one of the many reasons why many homeowners choose this flooring over traditional hardwood floors.
This type of flooring was intended to be installed on top of slabs of concrete, but that doesn’t mean that’s the only place it can be installed. Because of the different installation methods, engineered wood flooring can be installed in almost any room, on top of just about any other material. It can be nailed down, glued down, and there’s always the floating floor option.
Because installing this kind of flooring is easier, a team of professional installers will have to spend less time working on one job, costing you less money in the end. What is more, engineered wood flooring is often cheaper than buying solid hardwood planks because these planks aren’t compromised of solid hardwood.
Do It Yourself options for this kind of flooring are a great idea for people that have some experience in installing. Because installing engineered wood flooring is easier than solid hardwood floors, a lot of homeowners choose to just glue down the product themselves. Homeowners with no experience may want to get the service of expert floor installers, but that’s not a necessity. The World Wide Web is stocked with articles and videos detailing how to set up this kind of flooring, making it easier for anyone with no experience.
Easy to Maintain
Engineered wood flooring is pre-coated that makes it more resistant to scratches and provides for greater longevity. This can be resurfaced when it becomes deeply scratched. This kind of flooring is made so that their inner core is laid in opposite directions making it resistant to moisture that would usually cause it to shrink or enlarge creating all types of issues.
Engineered wood flooring is often taken for granted because it’s not 100% hardwood. However, this kind of product often holds up better and last longer because of the state of the art technology being used to make planks. Engineered wood flooring when used on the surface on every plank creates the same look, feel and finish as the hardwood.
If you are interested in the idea of having low-cost engineered wood flooring in your home, please do get in touch, and for more information, please visit our engineered flooring page.