Engineered wood flooring is a common choice among homeowners because of its homely and beautiful appearance which is also economical with various designs available in the market. Hence, this type of flooring has been widely used in every home because of its main advantages – hence, take note of the main advantages below:
Advantage #1: Prevent the wood from bending over long period of time
Basically, engineered wood flooring is made of sandwich of several laminations of wood which comprises both finish wood (on top) and unfinished plywood (underneath). Each layer of the material is meticulously arranged and placed to form a cross-grain construction which contributes the sturdiness and durability of the floor and making it withstand high moisture conditions.
Advantage #2: Resist high moisture conditions
Unlike traditional wood flooring, this particular flooring is perfectly installed in most of the rooms including bathroom and kitchen – as these rooms usually have high moisture and you need to choose flooring materials which has good threshold to water and dampness. In other words, you do not have to worry about your floor when it is exposed to high moisture, or it is overly wet.
Advantage #3: Easy and fast installation for homeowners
Normally, most engineered wood flooring is available in prefinished form. It means that upper layer of the floor is already been sanded and sealed so that you can walk on it after installation. Therefore, you can save up installation cost because you can practically install it on your own. Its instant installation feature has caught attention of many DIY-enthusiasts to add-in aesthetic value to their property by installing such flooring with various designs (differs from the types of hardwood species used) including hickory, oak, bamboo and maple wood flooring.
Advantage #4: Nail-less flooring installation – lengthy panes and tongue and groove type
Although this flooring has a range of installation methods including staple, nail, glue, or float – most homeowners prefer nail-less installation and the common installation choices available are either the “floating” style – which lengthy panes are installed (by gluing or snapping them together) without nailing down the sub-floor, or the “tongue and grove” style – which the planks are joined together lengthwise as the “tongue” (projecting part along an edge’s center) of one board fits into “groove” (also known as the slot along the edge) of the other board. It is much easier as compared with solid wood flooring.
Advantage #5: It can be sanded (but only for a limited time of sanding only)
A little-known fact about engineered wood flooring is that it can be sanded when there are scratches, ding and dents on the floor. However, sanding can only be done only for 2 times – which is solely based on the thickness of the floor. If you are unsure whether you should perform sanding, it is appropriate that you call a flooring expert to perform such task.
By knowing the advantages of having engineered wood flooring, you can start comparing prices among the same flooring product as this product is manufactured by different flooring companies. Be sure that you get the right product at affordable price.