What is engineered hardwood flooring? Engineered hardwood flooring is an exciting versatile alternative to solid hardwood flooring. It is versatile because it can be used in damp and moisture-collecting areas like basements, entry ways, laundry areas, and bathrooms.
This is possible only because of the construction of engineered hardwood flooring wherein the top is solid wood, the core is several layers of plywood and solid wood, while the bottom is hardwood backing. When properly and precisely-installed, it adheres well to concrete, and doesn’t even need glues or adhesives.
The Benefits of Using Engineered Hardwood Flooring Over Solid Hardwood Flooring
- Cheaper. Depending on the type or species, engineered hardwood flooring is a cheaper alternative to solid hardwood flooring. It has a plywood core and outer solid wood topping and backing.
- Versatile. Where solid hardwood flooring cannot be used in damp areas, engineered hardwood flooring can be used for basements, entry ways, bathrooms, laundry areas.
- Easier to install. Because engineered hardwood floors have a lock-in-place-like system, there is no need for glues and adhesives, but there is a need for precision and professional installation.
- Steady. Unlike solid hardwood flooring that tends to contract or expand, depending on the weather or presence of water, engineered hardwood flooring remains stable throughout.
- Eco-friendly. It’s not solid hardwood flooring all throughout, but a solid wood top, an inner veneer core of several layers of plywood and a solid wood backing, thus, more eco-friendly and allows for sustainability.
It’s interesting how an engineered hardwood flooring is made up of all those layers of plywood and a solid hardwood topping and backing, fired and compressed over high heat and pressure.
That makes the engineered hardwood flooring essentially strong, even as it is cheaper, depending, of course, on the type or species of wood used on and in it.
Which one to choose then?
Lots of homes, offices, and commercial establishments now use the eco-friendly engineered hardwood flooring for its versatility, durability, and ease of maintenance. But as always, it is a matter of personal preference for the client, designer, architect, or owner.
Other Things You Need to Know About Engineered Hardwood Flooring Installation
- We highly recommend that you engage the services of a certified professional installer to get that flooring done for you. Working with flooring, especially wood or its by-products require precision and expertise. Will save you the trouble later on.
- We also recommend that you work with us so we may guide you on the best engineered hardwood flooring to choose from, given the need you have for it, the areas you will use it for, and a proper estimate given that will conform with your budget.
- We also would love to work with you, your designer, or architect so we can all come up with the best choice of engineered hardwood flooring for your home, office, or commercial establishment. This way, we can ensure, we have covered all loopholes, design-wise, material-wise, and otherwise.
Let us know how we can help you. We have a team on hand you can consult with. We would certainly love to work with you. Call us today!