Engineered Hardwood Flooring
The beauty of hardwood, without some of the challenges.
Have you been dreaming of having hardwood floors in your basement? Hardwood can’t be installed below ground level due to moisture, but with engineered hardwood you can have real wood floors wherever you want them. Laminate flooring was once the industry standard for creating the look of wood in areas that it can’t hold up, but the main complaint against it is that it’s not pure wood and can feel quite different to walk on. Engineered hardwood is the perfect hybrid of real wood and moisture resistance.
The physical properties of wood make it naturally porous, since wild trees soak in water to grow. While that’s great in a forest, expanding planks in your home can result in uneven and cracked floors. Engineered hardwood overcomes this natural trait by layering multiple thin planks of wood together with alternating directions of grain. This cancels out the absorbance ability of the wood, and allows homeowners to get the look and feel of real wood in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and outdoor patios that otherwise would have been impossible. As an added bonus, this process also decreases absorption of allergens such as dust, mold, and mildew, which will keep the air in your home healthy and your family breathing easy.
Since only the top layer is seen, homeowners can select from a wide variety of hardwood species to match their decor. Since only a thin layer is needed, this can dramatically cut costs while achieving a classier, more expensive look. Engineered wood flooring has become so popular in recent years that it now accounts for 40% of all new wood floor installations. To find out more about engineered hardwood and how it can impact your home, visit us today in Weyburn, SK or give us a call at 888-611-2445.