Real engineered wood flooring has emerged as a reliable and a heavy-duty flooring option owing to factors such as better moisture protection, wider design and colour options, greater stability and increased resistance to weather changes. Engineered wood, unlike solid wood comprises a stable and a strong core made from HDF or Pine wood and comes with a veneer finishing, making it a functional as well an aesthetic flooring solution suitable to both commercial and residential properties. Continuing on the subject, we present a compilation of 5 frequently asked questions about engineered wood flooring. Read on.
1. What are the benefits of real engineered wood flooring over solid wood?
Better moisture resistance, higher dimensional stability and a wide range of design options are the three top reasons why engineered wood flooring is a better-performing alternative to solid wood flooring.
2. What do you mean by higher dimensional stability of engineered wood?
Dimensional stability refers to how well engineered wood flooring can tackle issues such as moisture, humidity and temperature changes. Solid wood flooring is less stable as prolonged moisture exposure, heat and humidity can lead to undesirable effects such as warping, shrinking and swelling of your flooring. Engineered wood has a sophisticated construction making it immune to the adverse effects of moisture, heat and humidity.
3. Do I need to invest in refinishing after installing real engineered wood flooring?
Leading brands such as Mikasa offer veneer-finished engineered wood flooring that doesn’t require any other refinishing efforts. Unlike solid wood floors that are to be repolished or resurfaced after some time, high quality real engineered wood floors do not demand much in terms of maintenance. You can take your pick from a wide range of design options, while being assured that it will not entail heavy maintenance expenses.
4. Is engineered wood flooring expensive?
Real engineered wood flooring is a much more economical option compared to solid wood flooring. You can easily find durable and aesthetically pleasing engineered wood flooring options are affordable price points. When you go for a leading brand such as Mikasa, you get to take your pick from a wide range of finish options, such as Satin/Matt Lacquer, Brushed, Smoked and Stained, all available at reasonable prices. Keep in mind that premium engineered floors with veneer surface may cost more than those with laminate surface, but that reflects in much greater appeal and durability.
5. How is engineered wood flooring installed?
Engineered wood flooring is much easier to install compared to alternatives such as solid wood and marble flooring. There are three preferred methods of installation. Engineered wood flooring can be glued or nailed on a plywood or concrete subfloor. Some installation experts also advise floating the floor over a plywood or a concrete subfloor. Mikasa’s “Plank-Loc” system, however, eliminates the need for such dated methods, giving you an easy and hassle-free way to install engineered wood flooring.
Engineered wood flooring outperforms solid wood flooring on several fronts such as dimensional stability, ease of installation and maintenance, and overall affordability, which explains their increasing popularity among builders, architects and homeowners. If you too are planning to use engineered flooring in your project, look no further than Mikasa.
With more than 100 unique offerings in our engineered flooring collection, you will surely find the perfect option for your property. To discuss your requirements or learn more about our real engineered wood flooring, write to us at email@example.com and we will take it from there.