Why Choose Engineered Hardwood Flooring For Your Home
If you are in the market for new flooring, there are quite a few options to choose from: luxury vinyl planks, solid hardwood floors, engineered hardwood flooring and tile floors. So why should you consider engineered hardwood flooring for your home? Engineered hardwood flooring is, as the name implies, engineered to look like and feel like solid wood flooring with added benefits. Below are some of the major benefits of engineered wood flooring.
Simpler and more flexible installation process
Unlike solid hardwood floor which can only be stapled or nailed down and requires a wood subfloor, engineered hardwood flooring can be installed using one of several methods depending on the type of subfloors you have in your home.
Engineered hardwood flooring can be stapled, nailed, glued down or installed to be floating atop your wood and concrete subfloors. This is a major positive for engineered wood flooring especially if you have different types of subfloors and are wanting to keep the same wood flooring style throughout your home. Engineered wood flooring does very well in basements and homes built on a slab.
Furthermore, even though engineered hardwood flooring can be installed using unfinished planks that would need to be sanded and stained on location, most engineered hardwood flooring come pre-finished making the installation process quicker and simpler.
SUPERIOR MOISTURE RESISTANCE
Solid wood hardwood is a fantastic material for flooring, but it has the tendency to warp when exposed to moisture, temperature differentials and can easily get damaged by water. On the other hand, engineered hardwood flooring is made two distinct layers, including a plywood base that is more stable than solid wood in handling moisture and temperature changes. Being more resistant to moisture and temperature changes, engineered hardwood flooring is a great choice for kitchens, basements, bathrooms and homes built on a slab in general.
Engineered wood flooring are made of a plywood layer and a thin layer of real hardwood which can be sanded and stained a couple of times. Because less solid wood is involved in the construction of engineered wood flooring planks, the cost of the material is lower. Further, if you select pre-finish engineered wood flooring for your home, the cost of installation should be less.
CAN BE INSTALLED WITH RADIANT HEATING FLOOR
Finally, one of the advantage of engineered wood flooring is that it can be installed over heated floor. Engineered wood flooring is strong enough to withstand temperature changes as compared to solid hardwood floors.
Fabricio Hardwood Floors is the premier installer of quality flooring in the Charlotte NC area. If you are interested in having engineered wood flooring installed at your home, we would love to hear from you and the opportunity to earn your business. We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours of receipt and provide expert guidance and accurate estimates for flooring installation. To view our most current work, follow us on Instagram.