The Benefits of Engineered Hardwood Floors
There is very little doubt that hardwood floors make your home look much more modern, brought together and well finished. Having hardwood floors, though, will call for a large budget and potentially lots of care and attention to how they are maintained. There is an alternative though: engineered hardwood. Engineered floors give the finished look of hardwood but without the price tag or potential damage.
Your choice of floors is one of the first things guests coming into your home notice about your home. A great engineered floor will pull together your entire home by creating a unifying and consistent look with one simple upgrade. This floor will also give your home a fresh, modern and more open feel even without completely any other renovations.
These floors usually have a layer of sliced wood veneer over multiple stacked layers of a material similar to plywood. This construction allows this flooring type to be much more stable than solid hardwood which gives your floor a much longer life and it will stand up to daily wear and tear. If you have young children or pets in your home choosing this type of floor over solid hardwoods will prove to be a much better investment and use of your money because they stay looking brand new with very little maintenance and care.
One of the most well known deterrents from installing hardwood floors is that it is prone to warping and moisture absorption. The way that engineered floors are constructed ensures your investment is for a lifetime by using wood that has controlled moisture content so the floor is stable, durable and will not shrink after installation. The planks of this flooring type also have a built in expansion gap so that should it be exposed to moisture or humidity the floor itself already has room for expanding and contracting, and will be less likely to warp or show damage.