Engineered Hardwood Flooring: What You Need to Know Before Buying

Engineered Hardwood flooring is gaining traction as a popular flooring option for homes and businesses alike. This is due to a multitude of factors; namely, its enhanced durability and longevity, low upkeep and maintenance requirements, in addition to its stylish appearance.

That’s why here at Deerfoot Carpet and Flooring, we pride ourselves on being one of the premier Engineered Hardwood flooring Stores in Calgary. As such, we want to help you find the flooring option that will best suit your home or business.

With that in mind, let’s explore engineered flooring to see if it’s appropriate for your needs.

What is Engineered Hardwood?

Engineered flooring is a type of floor that offers wide, beautiful planks that can accentuate a home decor. They have become quite popular due to their price, easy installation, and durability.

A few of the features associated with engineered hardwood flooring include:

  • Beautiful composition
  • First-rate quality
  • Stability
  • Easily maintained

Engineered wood is constructed with various coatings of cross-grained timber which is fastened together via intense force and heat. By bearing down on the timber together in opposing directions, the contrived core of the wood is incredibly strong which permits the outspread of the boards.

Styles of Engineered Hardwood

You’ll discover a vast array of wood styles in our exhibit. Hardwood producers utilize unique strategies – such as hand scraping – to give a particular appearance to each plank. You’ll see products with wider or longer planks, slanted edges, eroded composition, and more. You’ll also notice diversely coloured timber floors that offer precise tone alterations between planks.

Where Can I Install Engineered Hardwood?

Produced to minimize the moisture issues that are often associated with traditional hardwood – engineered hardwood is a godsend for many. Its coatings and layers are of tremendous utility for blocking moisture and offering additional strength and support to your flooring.

Moreover, engineered hardwood won’t bloat, expand, buckle, twist, or bend; which makes it an excellent choice for those who prefer a low-maintenance flooring option.

All of this to say that engineered flooring is best suited for areas fraught with moisture such as bathrooms, basements, kitchens, etc.

Hardwood Flooring Services

A big benefit associated with engineered flooring is its easy installation. When compared to its other hardwood flooring counterparts, engineered flooring comes out on top. The planks can be quickly placed into position and easily laid out.

At Deerfoot Carpet and Flooring, we offer an exceptional team of expert installers who are ready, willing, and able to assist you with this process if need be.

Each installer is accredited, warranted, and capable.

Moreover, Deerfoot doesn’t hire installers as a third-party resource. For this reason, you – as a highly valued customer – can rest assured that you’re receiving the best installation service possible from trained specialists who are well versed with our products.

FAQ

Q: How thick is the top layer?

A: Typically, the thickness of the top layer of engineered flooring spans from about 2mm to around 6mm. The ideal thickness to warrant maximum longevity of your flooring is about than 4mm.

Q: What is the top layer made of?

A: Engineered flooring is preferred due to its natural wood veneer. For this reason, purchasing one with a top layer that is not made from authentic wood is a waste. Superior engineered floors’ top layers are constructed from solid sawn wood, which is the perfect substance to offer a real wooden feel on the floors.

Q: How long will engineered hardwood last?

A: Engineered flooring offers a large scope of wood varieties. The veneer of this product can be very multifaceted, and due to its excellent stability, engineered hardwood is not just a renovation detail, it’s an investment. With that said, if properly cared for, engineered hardwood can last 20 to 30 years or even more.

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