Engineered Hardwood Flooring: Handscraped & Veneer
If you’re looking for a natural looking flooring option but don’t want to invest in hardwood, then engineered hardwood flooring might be the right choice. This unique product offers many benefits and can greatly enhance the look of a room.
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Benefits of Engineered Hardwood FlooringEngineered wood flooring, made of layers of wood, including a real wood veneer top layer, offers many distinct benefits over other flooring types, including traditional solid wood flooring. Below are just a few reasons to consider using this product for your next flooring project.
A Beautiful Aesthetic
Engineered hardwood flooring gives you the look of hardwood without the cost and maintenance. This flooring has a natural, rustic look and is available in a wide variety of shades and wood types. Plus the come in both wide plank flooring and skinny plank options.
This flooring makes for a beautiful addition to your home or business. It can add warmth to a room and elevate your style with a vintage, distinctive look.
You’ll find that this flooring is available in multiple widths, including six inch and greater widths. These different widths can contribute to your floor’s overall appearance, and they give you more control over what the finished floor will look like.
Engineered hardwood flooring is designed to be easy to install of most hard, flat subfloors. Many of these planks feature beveled edges that click together for a secure hold.
Whether you perform the installation yourself or hire a professional, these planks are designed to help ensure you get great results and a beautiful finish.
Engineered hardwood is manufactured in a more eco-friendly and sustainable way than traditional hardwood. The engineered flooring features a layer of hardwood that’s placed on top of quality plywood, so you still get that hardwood finish while requiring less product.
This construction method means that your floor will require less hardwood trees, helping to reduce tree consumption and maximizing the product’s sustainability.
Thanks to a laminate wear layer, engineered vinyl flooring requires less maintenance and is more durable than hardwood. The wear layer helps to protect the flooring from scratches and damage, eliminating the need for sanding.
While hardwood floors need to be periodically refinished, engineered hardwood is designed to be highly durable. Maintenance includes regular sweeping and dusting, as well as the occasional use of a wood floor cleaner. There’s no need to wet mop the floor with water, which could damage it.
Engineered hardwood is more affordable than traditional hardwood, making it a highly popular option. With this product, you’ll get the same look of hardwood, plus greater durability, all for a lower cost.
In addition to being more affordable to initially purchase, engineered hardwood can be installed in a number of ways, and you can even accomplish the installation yourself. This means you could potentially save money over the cost of hiring a professional installer. You could also get to start enjoying your new flooring sooner.
How to Choose the Best Engineered Hardwood Flooring for Your NeedsWe carry many engineered hardwood flooring products in a variety of styles. The following considerations can help you to narrow down your choices.
Consider the Look You Want
One of the biggest decisions you’ll face when choosing your engineered hardwood flooring is to determine the aesthetic that you want. You may want to start by thinking about your existing décor and what shades and overall look will best match it.
If you’re planning to decorate a room based on your flooring choice, then there’s no limit and you’ll need to think about your personal preferences and the style you want to achieve. We carry flooring in a wide variety of wood finishes, including:
Determine Your Budget
Engineered hardwood flooring can vary in price, so you may want to account for your budget as you start to narrow down your choices. If you plan on performing the installation yourself, you can also potentially save money over the cost of a professional installation.
To determine how much flooring you’ll need, measure the floors where you’ll be using the product. You’ll also want to account for shipping costs in your budgeting, and our customer service team is happy to provide you with shipping quotes to help with your planning.
In most cases, you'll find engineered wood flooring is significantly cheaper than real hardwood while sill offering high-quality wood grain patterns for a stylish and functional home improvement project.
Think About the Ideal Installation Method
Installation methods for engineered hardwood flooring can vary, and it’s important to review the installation details for each individual product. If you have a particular type of installation that you’d prefer, chances are you’ll be able to find a product that supports that installation type.
Engineered wood flooring is generally designed for dry environments. For this reason its it most commonly installed at ground level rooms and above. If you are thinking about using this in basements, be sure moisture is not an issue in your basement spaces. If you do have a damp basement with a concrete subfloor, you may want to consider waterproof luxury vinyl planks to get the desired look without being subject to the damaging effects of water. Unlike wood-based flooring the vinyl planks are most often click-lock floating floor installations and offer extra wide plank options.
If you have questions, please give our customer service team a call. We’re here and ready to provide you with additional information and help you to choose the best product for your needs.