Beauty And Elegance In Engineered Wood Flooring

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Engineered wood flooring3Getting inspired to create beauty and elegance in your home starts with the right flooring. Engineered wood flooring comes in several different categories.

Each engineered wood floor is composed of two or more layers of wood, in the form of plank.

Increased stability of engineered wood floors is achieved by running the layers one by one at a 90 degree angle, attached to the layer above it.

Engineered wood flooring is the most commonly used type of wood floor used around the globe.

Different Kinds of Engineered Wood Floors:

Veneer Flooring: This engineered flooring uses a thin layer of wood, which is commonly used with composite wood.

Acrylic-Impregnated: This wood flooring uses a thin layer of wood which is impregnated by liquid-acrylic, and then hardened, using a proprietary-process.

Vinyl/Laminate Flooring: This flooring-type is often confused with engineered flooring, but neither are–vinyl flooring is only plastic which has been formed to look like wood, while laminate flooring uses images of wood on the surface only.

What Are The Differences Between Engineered Flooring and Plank Flooring?

After engineered flooring has been installed, it is difficult to distinguish them from a solid-plank flooring. Even the trained eye can be fooled!

While both types of floors are designed to bring back the natural look of wood flooring, they are very different from each other. Deciding which best fits your needs can be a confusing task to accomplish.

It doesn’t have to be so complicated, however. Engineered flooring behaves differently (in a good way) than solid plank flooring.

They are also much easier to install, and usually WAY less expensive. Whichever you decide, wood flooring adds a classic look to any home.

If you are replacing them to get away from fire or water damage, or just updating to a more modern look, engineered flooring adds warmth, value, and character to the interior of your home.

Engineered flooring can be much more stable than plank flooring, and tend to stay way more resistant to moisture, which makes them much easier to keep clean.

Although no wood product can tolerate standing water, most engineered flooring can withstand an increased moisture level.

The key to this tolerance ability comes from how engineered wood flooring is made.

While originally produced for the first floors of homes which were built on concrete slabs or basements, the technology and beautifully added design has exploded over the past 15-20 years, and now engineered flooring can be used almost anywhere–including places you would usually find solid plank flooring!

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