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Engineering Flooring

Versatile Beauty:
The elegance of hardwood, enhanced stability.

Moisture Resistant:
Ideal for any room’s climate.

Long-lasting:
A durable choice that’s built to impress.

What is Engineering Flooring?

Engineering flooring, commonly known as engineered hardwood flooring, combines the warmth and beauty of natural wood with enhanced stability and durability. This innovative flooring option is constructed in layers, at the core of which lies a plywood or high-density fiberboard (HDF) base. This core is topped with a thin veneer of real hardwood, which is what gives engineered flooring its authentic wood appearance.

Key Features of Engineered Hardwood Flooring:

  • Layered Construction: The multi-layer construction of engineered hardwood flooring is designed to counteract the natural tendency of wood to expand and contract with changes in humidity and temperature. This makes it more stable and less prone to warping or bowing than solid hardwood floors, especially in challenging environments.

  • Real Wood Veneer: The top layer of engineered flooring is a thin slice of real hardwood, which means it offers the same natural beauty and uniqueness as solid hardwood flooring. This veneer can come in a variety of wood species, stains, and finishes, allowing for a wide range of aesthetic choices.

  • Versatility and Installation: Engineered hardwood can be installed in more areas than traditional solid wood floors. Its stability makes it suitable for use over concrete slabs, radiant heating systems, and in basements where moisture levels might be higher. Additionally, engineered floors can be installed using different methods, including floating (where planks are glued or clicked together but not attached to the subfloor), gluing down, or nailing down, offering flexibility based on the specifics of the installation site.

  • Durability and Maintenance: While the wear layer of engineered hardwood varies in thickness, higher-quality options offer significant durability, capable of being sanded and refinished multiple times. Maintenance is similar to solid hardwood, requiring regular sweeping or vacuuming and occasional mopping with a damp cloth.

  • Eco-Friendly Option: The construction of engineered hardwood flooring often uses less valuable wood for the core layers and only a thin slice of the premium wood for the veneer, making better use of the tree and often sourcing from more sustainable practices.

Considerations:

  • Lifespan: Though engineered hardwood can last several decades, its lifespan may be shorter than solid hardwood, which can last for a century or more with proper care. The lifespan of engineered hardwood is influenced by the thickness of the top veneer and the quality of the construction.

  • Refinishing Limitations: Engineered floors with a thinner top layer of hardwood cannot be sanded and refinished as many times as those with a thicker veneer or solid hardwood floors.

Engineered hardwood flooring is an excellent choice for those who desire the look and feel of real wood with additional stability and versatility. It accommodates a wide range of interior designs and installation environments, offering a practical and attractive flooring solution.

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