What is Engineered Flooring?

There are many things to consider when you begin the process of shopping for hardwood flooring. One of the biggest decisions will be: solid hardwood flooring or engineered hardwood flooring?

Engineered hardwood flooring is made up of wood, usually non-finished plywood, sandwiched between finished hardwood. The unfinished plywood makes up the core of the flooring. Many engineered hardwood floors will have multiple ply layers. They are cross-layered, glued, then pressed together.

Engineered hardwood flooring is available in many different wood species. Unfinished domestic hardwoods, finished domestic hardwoods and exotic hardwoods can all be found in engineered hardwood flooring options.

Don't confuse engineered hardwood flooring with laminate flooring. Engineered flooring is all wood, not composite flooring.

The big advantage of pre-finished engineered hardwood flooring is that it is already sanded and sealed. This means, once installation is complete, the engineered hardwood flooring is ready for foot traffic.

Engineered hardwood flooring can also stand up to small amounts of moisture. This makes engineered flooring more durable than some flooring options.

There are great installation options with engineered hardwood flooring. This flooring can be installed in many different types of rooms. Because it is more resistant to moisture and more durable, engineered hardwood flooring can be a great choice for rooms that attract more humidity. Those layers of wood beneath the top cover offer protection.

Hurst Hardwoods has many great engineered hardwood flooring options, including pre-finished engineered European French Oak. This flooring has all the beautiful character associated with European French Oak, while maintaining durability and stability.


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