If you’re looking for a wood floor with excellent characteristics and benefits, engineered hardwood could be the product you need. It’s a genuine real-wood floor covering, but it’s built with a construction that provides a wealth of additional benefits. Let’s see what those benefits are and how they could meet your needs.
Engineered wood flooring
offers installation options for below-grade spaces, an excellent alternative to solid wood, which cannot be installed in these areas. These floors feature a layered construction of perpendicular plywood pieces, which are topped with a veneer of natural solid hardwood, to which a wear layer is attached. The result is a floor covering that serves you well in any room.
In below-grade rooms, these materials stand up to dampness, moisture, humidity, and fluctuating temperatures, so you don’t have to worry about damage. You’ll see no peeling, cracking, warping, or splitting during this product’s average 30-year lifespan. But the material isn’t just for these below-grade areas.
Engineered materials can easily be installed on and above grade as well, with remarkable results. While the materials have to be acclimated, the installation is often quick and easy, especially if you choose prefinished materials. They come with sealant and finish already applied, which cuts off a great day of installation time.
However, if you'd like unfinished materials, you'll have a wider choice of stain colors, and you can personalize your finish type as well. Choosing a finish like hand-scraped, vintage, or distressed can work to hide any signs of wear to keep your floors looking better longer. If you’d like to see these materials in person, be sure to visit us at your convenience.