Hardwood flooring of any kind is a strong investment in your property. It is a highly sought-after asset. (After all, when have you ever seen an episode of House Hunters where the potential buyer didn’t have hardwood floors on his wish list?) It can add a timeless look to your home, and you can be sure that hardwood floors will never be out of style.
When it comes to hardwood floors, you as the consumer can choose from solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Engineered hardwood flooring is a very popular option these days, but many consumers are unsure of what engineered hardwood is and what it can do for them. It turns out that there are numerous benefits to choosing engineered hardwood flooring for your home or business!
The construction is strong and stable
Engineered hardwood flooring is constructed of layers of wood bonded together under strong heat and pressure. The top layer looks like hardwood because… it is! Then, there is a plywood base underneath. This construction provides strength and stability. It is important to note that engineered hardwood is not the same as laminate. Laminate flooring is only a picture of hardwood flooring that has been laminated onto a base layer.
Engineered hardwood floors do not contract and expand like solid wood
Because of the way engineered hardwood is constructed, it does not expand and contract as much as solid wood does. This means that it can be used in many more environments than solid wood, including rooms where temperatures fluctuate. While experts would never suggest you use solid hardwood in a kitchen or a basement, you could opt for engineered hardwood flooring in those rooms.
There are a variety of style options
You’ll have many options when selecting your engineered hardwood flooring. There are various species, wood grades, plank widths, textures, and even color finishes to choose from. Additionally, it is becoming more and more common to find engineered hardwood boards in chevron, herringbone, and parquet styles. These allow you to more easily create that desired style in your floor.
Engineered hardwood floors can be sanded and re-finished
Many consumers wonder if engineered hardwood flooring will mean they are unable to refinish their floors if needed or desired. Because the top layer of engineered hardwood is real wood, it is able to be sanded and refinished. This allows you to change the look of your floors and keep them protected.
Simple to install
Engineered hardwood flooring has a simpler installation process than hardwood flooring does. Because the flooring is easy to lay, it lends itself to both professional and DIY installation. Typically, the flooring has a click fit system, allowing for a quick and seamless installation.
Engineered hardwood flooring is cost-effective
One of the clear benefits of engineered hardwood flooring is that it is less expensive than solid hardwood flooring. Once you choose engineered hardwood, you’ll still have a range of options; for instance, the different wood grades and finishes will allow you to pick what best fits your budget. Although your hardwood floors will look like a million bucks—they won’t cost it!
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