Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring (not to be confused with plastic laminates) is the manufactured alternative to the traditional solid planks that spring to mind when most people think of a hardwood floor. Still made with real hardwood, engineered hardwoods are created by laying a hardwood veneer over a layered core (plywood or a high-density fiber) providing a plank which is more capable of standing up to certain environmental stresses, such as humidity, than its solid counterparts. While being an excellent option, you should not limit your decision process without knowing as much as you can about what else may be a better fit with your unique situation before moving to the aesthetic choices. Below are a few points that you may not yet have considered.
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On which level is the floor?
With engineered hardwoods, your placement options open up. Able to be placed below grade or in higher humidity areas, engineered hardwoods can give you the look and feel of a solid in areas where no solid should go. While engineered hardwoods are versatile, they should not be installed in active water areas such as a full bathroom. For areas at risk of excessive moisture, a manufactured wood-alternative such as our Waterproof Rigid-Core (The Summit Collection) should be considered.
How much do you need?
Once all of the questions have been answered, there is still one very important decision. Buying too much flooring is obviously a waste of money, but buying too little can also cost you since a second load involves a second delivery truck. Even if there is someone else calculating this, it’s still a good idea to understand how they got the number. (Not saying, just saying…)
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Checklist: You don’t need to be an expert to get the right engineered hardwood flooring for your home or business. That’s our job. We offer full support to all of our retailers, in the very rare event that the retailers themselves aren’t sure about a particular situation. That said, it is certainly helpful to know which questions to ask. That is why we’ve provided this Customer Checklist, to help you make the best decisions for you.
Warranty: The Impressions Hardwood Collection is proud of the beautiful hardwoods we sell and we stand by our products. Not only do we put forth every effort to create unique, rich flooring but also we go to great lengths to ensure that our floors last. Every series of our engineered hardwood flooring comes with a Lifetime Structure and Wear Warranty. Please see our complete warranty for details.
Installation: Whether you are hiring a professional to install your engineered hardwood flooring or you are a very brave and skilled do-it-yourselfer, we recommend that you be familiar with the installation instructions for your new flooring. That is why were are happy to provide a Engineered Hardwood Installation Guide.
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“I am very impressed with the new Impressions Hardwood line. The selection and price ranges cover a good variety and offer something for almost everyone. I enjoy some of the newer lines as they offer trending products for our customers. The new display and sample boards show the product much better than before. And as always, Impressions is a quality product with great support. “
Mike & Kimi Quinn – Kimi’s Carpets Plus
“This company definitely goes above and beyond by offering a buyer’s guide, ask an expert forum, free catalog and even a monthly Newsletter to help us keep up with the latest trends and inform us on maintaining our flooring long after the initial purchase. Above all, we are grateful for the local representatives and their abilities to answer all our questions and direct us to make a purchase on best value for our family. Thank You Impressions Hardwood!!!!!”
Bill Park – The Floor Trader
“We are very pleased with our new hardwood flooring. The color is lovely, and it is quite scratch resistant… This has been a very good purchase – one that significantly enhanced the value of our home.”
Amanda – Diversified Flooring