What is Engineered Flooring?
Nov 30, 2017
What is engineered flooring and what are the benefits? Flooring America explains how engineered flooring is made and how it can be used in your home design.
What is the Difference Between Engineered Wood vs. Solid Hardwood?
When it comes to hard surface flooring, there are a lot of options, and when there are a lot of options to choose from, the questions begin. Such as, what’s the difference when it comes to solid vs. engineered hardwood? An engineered wood floor is constructed of layers of both hardwood and plywood, where solid hardwood is a solid piece of wood with no layers.
As a result of how engineered hardwood is made, it is easier to install, it’s budget-friendly, and it stands up to moisture better than solid hardwood does. Engineered wood isn’t as durable as solid hardwood and is prone to chips, but unlike hardwood, it can withstand moisture, which lessens the chance of it getting warped.
How Thick is Engineered Wood Flooring?
Engineered flooring is typically between 3/8” to 3/4” thick, whereas solid hardwood is 1/2” to 3/4“ thick.
How Long Will an Engineered Wood Floor Last?
Depending on the thickness of the veneer that tops the flooring, the quality of flooring used, and how well you maintain your floors, engineered hardwood can last 20 – 100 years. All 3 factors play a big role in determining the longevity of any floor in your home.
Our Floorcraft engineered hardwood adds performance, style, and value to your home, and with our impressive options, you can choose from any design, such as sleek and smooth, or rustic and scraped.
Due to innovate manufacturing techniques, engineered hardwood can be installed in any room in your home, including your basement and bathrooms; as long as there are no extreme moisture issues. Less expensive than hardwood, selecting engineered hardwood will allow you to install this excellent flooring style in multiple rooms.
For our quality, beautiful, and reliable engineered hardwood, visit our Floorcraft page for more information!