Hardwood is considered to be the gold standard of flooring options and can add to the appearance and value of your home. Beautiful and long lasting, hardwood flooring is the perfect blend of practicality and elegance. With a variety of widths, finishes, and species, it is easier than ever for homeowners to find the perfect engineered hardwood flooring product. Here are some facts about engineered hardwood flooring that will help you determine if it is the right choice for you and your family.
Engineered hardwood floors are made from 100% real hardwood. However, each plank is not made of solid hardwood from top to bottom. The planks consist of a wood core with several layers of veneer adhered to the surface. The layers are glued together in a cross-grain construction for enhanced stability. The wear layer is the re-sandable wood surface on top of each plank. Your ability to refinish the flooring depends on the thickness of the wear layer.
The construction of engineered hardwood flooring makes it more resistant to high moisture levels so that it provides slightly more resistance to cupping, warping, and cracking when compared to solid hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood is also more flexible in application, allowing it to be installed above, on, or below grade. This means it can be floated, glued, nailed, or even stapled to the subfloor in any room of any home.
Engineered hardwood provides an authentic look and feel that will increase the value of your home. When properly maintained, this type of flooring can last for generations. With the wide variety of species, colors, stains, and surface textures available, it is important to choose a product that suits your lifestyle and tastes. Contact us today and let one of our experts help you select the best engineered hardwood flooring product for you home.