Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring was first developed for condominiums. It combines the beauty of natural wood with greater moisture resistance.
Engineered wood flooring is made from multiple layers of wood. The top layer is made of solid hardwood. It is supported by lower layers of wood that are laminated together in a crisscross pattern. The three layers are glued together using a cold fusion technology that creates a perfect bond that performs as never before possible.
The layers of an engineered floor will expand and contract in opposite directions. That keeps the floor stable. It’s also the reason that you’ll notice 50 to 75 percent less gaps between boards when compared with solid floors.
Engineered floors come in various thicknesses, widths and lengths. The top wood layer is between 0.5 to 6 mm. The standard thickness is 14-15 mm. Most engineered flooring products can be either glued down or floated, though thicker floors may be nailed for proper installation. Your professional Flooring Consultant can help you make wise choices about what flooring is best for you.
Because of their moisture resistance compared with solid wood floors, engineered wood floors can be used in basements and other areas where moisture might cause problems. Engineered wood floors can be installed over most subfloors, including concrete.
Engineered flooring is almost always pre-varnished. Even so, you can sand your floor and put a new coat of varnish to refresh it. The top layer of engineered flooring is thick enough to be sanded several times if necessary. Most engineered floors can be refinished one to three times.
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Hardwood and laminate flooring add to the beauty of your home or condominium and improve your property’s value as well. Getting the most from your investment in flooring requires knowledge and professional help.
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