Engineered hardwood flooring gives you the versatility and durability you expect and want from new flooring - along with the beauty of wood floors.
What is engineered hardwood flooring?
An alternative to solid wood, engineered hardwood is made of several layers of wood that are fused together under pressure and heat. Under the top layer of wood, there are layers of plywood that make up the core of the floor. The bottom layer, or backing, is made of hardwood. These layers are pressed and create a very strong and stable core.
Because engineered flooring is constructed using several layers, it can be made in a variety of thicknesses. This allows for easy transitions between differing flooring heights between rooms.
Engineered or solid wood floors
Whether you choose solid wood or engineered wood floors, you will still enjoy the dramatic look that natural hardwood brings to any room. Engineered wood floors offer more of a resistance to moisture than solid hardwood - and is a good alternative for basements and kitchens. If you need to cover a slightly uneven surface, such as concrete, engineered hardwood may be the best choice.
Colors and styles of engineered hardwood flooring
You will find that engineered hardwood floors come in many varieties of both exotic and domestic woods - with a large number of colors, surface treatments and stains.
Flooring textures can add a lot of atmosphere and a unique feeling to your room. From wire brushed to distressed and hand scraped - your room can have that lived-in look, or a more contemporary feel.
How to care for engineered hardwood flooring
You will care for your engineered hardwood floors in the same way as a hardwood floor. Just sweep and mop as usual - and wipe up spills as soon as possible.
Engineered hardwood flooring will give you the same beauty, design options and finish as natural hardwood flooring. You will be able to use and enjoy your new engineered hardwood flooring for years and years to come.