What is engineered flooring and what are the benefits? Flooring America explains how engineered flooring is made and how it can be used in your home design.
What is Engineered Hardwood?
Engineered hardwood is constructed with durable, high-performance qualities in mind. It is constructed with multi-layers of hardwood and plywood; each layer is positioned in a different direction. This construction prevents the engineered hardwood from warping and bowing the way a hardwood floor might in moist areas.
What are the Benefits of Engineered Hardwood?
Available in today’s hottest species; hickory, oak, maple and more, engineered hardwood can offer a variety of styles for your home. Not only are there multiple finishes available in matte, semi-gloss, and high-gloss, but engineered hardwood comes in a variety of surface effects such as hand scraped for a time worn appearance, distressed for a slightly rustic appearance, or wire-brushed.
No matter your style, you can find a hardwood floor that best suits your home, and you can be sure it will be a beautiful, eye-catching statement with a durable surface.
What is the Durability of Engineered Hardwood?
Depending on the thickness of the veneer that tops the flooring, the quality of flooring used, and how well you maintain your floors, engineered hardwood can last a lifetime. All 3 factors play a big role in determining the longevity of any floor in your home.
Due to innovative manufacturing techniques, engineered hardwood can be installed in any room in your home, including your basement and bathrooms; as long as there are no extreme moisture issues and a protective moisture barrier has been installed. Less expensive than hardwood, selecting engineered hardwood will allow you to install this excellent flooring style in multiple rooms, getting more bang for your buck.
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