Hardwood flooring has long been a popular flooring option, owing to the elegant feel and design of wood. Advancements in manufacturing and technology, however, have now enabled manufacturers to create a more modern and technologically-superior version of hardwood flooring – engineered wood floors. With features such as superior moisture resistance and dimensional stability, engineered wood flooring is the perfect choice for both residential and commercial applications. Continuing on the subject, we present a compilation of four key benefits of installing engineered wood flooring. Read on.
1. Resistance to Temperature and Moisture
Engineered wood doesn’t undergo as much expansion and contraction as solid wood does. Owing to its sophisticated composition, engineered wood has a higher dimensional stability, making it less prone to temperature changes. Among the several qualities of engineered wood, it’s resistance to moisture and temperature is the most distinguishing factor that separates it from solid wood. Generally speaking, solid wood flooring is not suggestible for high-moisture areas such as kitchens and bathrooms; however, the better dimensional stability of engineered wood makes it suitable for such areas as well.
2. Wide Range of Design and Colour Options
Here’s how engineered wood is constructed; several layers of plywood, or other stable core material such as MDF are bonded together and finished with surfaces such as wood veneer. While the core material is the same in every engineered wood flooring, the top veneer finishing is customisable. One can find a plethora of design options in veneer-finished engineered wood giving you a wide range of flooring options to pick from. Also, as the top layer is veneer, which is solid wood, and the underlying layers are stable engineered wood cores, you have a perfect trade-off between aesthetic appeal and performance.
3. Easy to Install and Extremely Durable
Superior composition and construction make engineered wood both easy to install and extremely durable. Wider boards of flooring are easier to install; but finding wide boards are a near-impossible task with solid wood floors as you will need a very huge tree to construct a wide board. On the other hand, engineered wood is made from a stable core material such as plywood or MDF/pine wood making it easier to produce wide flooring boards. As wide boards require fewer joins across the floor, it becomes easy to install them.
4. Budget Friendly: Great Value at Low Prices
Unlike solid wood, engineered wood flooring doesn’t require you to break the bank. One can find several elegant flooring options at budget prices. While you can avail high end options with rare species of wood for veneer finish, you will still end up spending less than what you may have to spend for a solid wood counterpart. As most of engineered wood comprises a stable core MDF/Pine wood or plywood, and only the veneer layer is real wood, one can afford a wide range of wood species at a relatively low price point. Also, engineered wood requires less upkeep and tends to last long without any significant troubles, making it a truly high-value offering at a budget price.
The Final Word
Real engineered wood is no different from solid wood flooring in terms of looks, design, and aesthetics. As a matter of fact, one can find better aesthetics and greater options in engineered wood flooring when compared to solid wood flooring. Superior moisture protection, low-maintenance, affordable pricing, and wide ranging design options has allowed engineered wood flooring to up the ante, and emerge as a reliable and better-performing alternative to solid wood flooring. We, at Mikasa, are committed to creating a work of art through our latest and up-to-date offerings of real engineered wood floors. To know more, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply call 1800 833 0004 (Toll Free).