If you’re in the process of renovating your home or awaiting the construction of your new property, you’ll need to choose what type of floors you want. Wood flooring is still a common choice for many, and a growing trend is using engineered wood flooring. Engineered wood flooring consists of layered hardwood and plywood. It differs from solid wood flooring in that there are no layers in the material. It tends to be stronger and resilient compared to solid wood, and the layering help support against bowing which solid wood is prone to. Of course, this isn’t enough of a reason for most to choose it. Here’s a simple comparison so that you can see the benefits of using engineered wood flooring.
1) No-fuss Material
Not only is engineered flooring easy to install, but it’s also convenient to clean and maintain. The wood can be quickly laid and doesn’t require specialised effort to install or fit. It’s also a good choice for homeowners who have decided to go the DIY route. It cleans easily and requires minimal maintenance if cared for properly during use. Another advantage of it being no-fuss to handle is that the wood can be sanded down due to the number of layers in it. This is beneficial as it ages, as you can easily do so to update the look of a room or give it a fresh coat of varnish and sealant.
2) Various Types Available
These days engineered wood flooring is available in a large variety of grades and finishes on the market. Customers can easily choose the perfect type for their interior design needs and often the price is dependent on the type. This allows for customers to work within their budget instead of choosing from a limited range of grades and finishes.
3) It Has The Same Look As Wood
Solid wood is expensive because of the unique finish offers and its distinguished appearance. Solid wood has an exclusive attribute to it which increases the price tag of it. As the engineered wood flooring industry has evolved, the same look can be achieved at a cheaper cost and nobody, but an expert would be able to tell the difference!
It’s Long Lasting
Engineered wood doesn’t age at the same pace as solid wood, which enhances its durability. Whereas solid wood can expand over time with exposure to moisture and heat, engineered wood flooring will remain the same.
The Wooden Floor Company is ready to help you make the right decision for your home with a wide variety of flooring options as well as expert advice. Contact us today for more assistance with adding engineered floors to your home.