Hardware flooring is always a popular choice with our clients due to the way it can easily polished and give that modern look. Engineered Hardwood flooring however can give you all of this plus a few extra benefits. The outer layers of the flooring consist of a layer of hardwood but between these are layers of different materials. These are normally plywood but not always and this is how Engineered hardwood is able to offer those few extra benefits without losing that polished look that can be achieved with standard hardwood flooring.
Installed in any room
Engineered Hardwood was originally designed to be laid on top of concrete making it the ideal flooring for that basement renovation you could be planning. With the materials used in constructing these floors, they are very resistant to moisture and temperature changes making it the ideal flooring to be installed in the Laundry room, possibly the bathroom giving it a superior durability not found with standard hardwood. Because of these qualities many homeowners are opting for this flooring as it can literally be installed in any room in your home.
Many people think that because it is engineered that it’s not real hardwood. In fact, you could not be more wrong. The exterior layers of the flooring are constructed purely from hardwood. The interior layers of additional material, which give it that extra durability, cannot actually be seen giving the same look and feel as a standard Hardwood floor. No one would know except for yourself and ourselves as the installer.
Originally the floors were designed and constructed to be installed on concrete but this does not mean that they are only limited to these type of floors. By using various installation techniques, including being nailed, glued or just simply “floating” engineered flooring can be laid down on almost any other surface in any room within your house.
Installing these floors can more often than not be simpler to install than the other floors meaning that our team of installers would actually spend LESS time to install helping you save more money. Additional savings are made as well due to the fact that not every layer is made of hardwood.
Many people like to do their own D.I.Y within their homes and this is where Engineered Hardwood comes into its own. Due the way they are constructed they are far easier to install over solid hardwood flooring, with many people choosing to just glue the flooring down them. Even if you have no D.I.Y experience or very little of it, hiring a professional to do it is not something that is necessary. With the Internet the way it is, there are hundreds of Videos and Articles guiding people on how to install these floors with a variety of methods.
As Engineered Hardwood is not solid hardwood many people tend to look down on the flooring itself. In fact it’s because of this construction that the floor tends to be longer wearing and hold up far better than solid hardwood flooring. With the layers constructed the way they are, they will actually hold up under far better conditions that other flooring and as they have a genuine layer of hardwood on the top they look and feel just like a solid hardwood floor.