When To Use Engineered Wood Floors
The thing about engineered wood floors is that, often, they do not look any different than solid wood planks and this is great for people who want the look of solid wood but maybe just do not have the budget for it or want to install the flooring in somewhere like their basement where it is not recommended to install solid wood flooring. When installing a new floor it can be a little tricky to decide if you should install solid wood or engineered flooring but it does not have to be.
Wood floors add a lot of warmth and character to any home and, if maintained correctly and clean regularly, they can last for the lifetime of your home. As mentioned solid and engineered wood floors are indistinguishable from each other after installation, so determined when to select one or other is more based on the construction and situation rather than what the finished look is.
When engineered flooring first came into the market its original intention was to be installed on the main floor of a home on a concrete slab or in basements everywhere. These floors, though, have exploded in uses over the last couple decades. The probable reason for this is because engineered flooring have an incredibly high tolerance to moisture; to be clear, though, this does not mean you can have standing water on the floor for long periods of time because that will still result in warping of the boards or the bubbling look, but this type of flooring handles changing humidity levels of your home much better than solid wood floors.
Another great bonus to using engineered flooring is that you no longer have to worry about transition areas into other rooms of your home. This is because this type of flooring can actually be used in all rooms of you home, and you can install it throughout. This will also help you to create a unified look to your home.