Frequently Asked Questions About Engineered Hardwood

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FAQ’s: Engineered Hardwood:

Q: Why do consumers choose engineered hardwood?

A: Amongst several reasons, consumers choose engineered hardwood for its authentic wood finish and astonishing durability. Unlike traditional hardwood, engineered can go in rooms that you never imagined possible. Homeowners can now install hardwood floors in areas that attract a lot of moisture like bathrooms and kitchens without the fear of warping or damage.

Q: Is engineered hardwood long-lasting?

A: Absolutely! Engineered hardwood can be sanded and refinished several times throughout its lifespan to keep it looking beautiful. Plus, with a tough top layer, engineered hardwood is resistant to scratches and dents, helping to keep it around for years to come.

Q: What is the style range for engineered hardwood? Am I limited?

A: You are absolutely not limited to choices with engineered hardwood. Much like traditional hardwood floors, you can select from an array of different plank widths, wood species, colors, textures, and styles.

Q: How long will the installation process take?

A: Installing engineered hardwood is fairly quick. Prior to installation, you will need to allow time for clearing the room of furniture, removing your current flooring (depends on material), cleaning your subfloor, allowing your subfloor to dry and preparing the underlayment area. For a specific quote for your home, please call or visit one of our beautiful showrooms.

Q: Where can I install engineered hardwood?

A: You can install engineered hardwood in areas that you cannot typically install traditional hardwood like basements, laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. Engineered hardwood does well against moisture and humidity, making it an excellent choice for humid and moist rooms.

Q: What makes up engineered hardwood?

A: Engineered hardwood consists of several layers. Your top layer is 100% natural wood. The next layer is made up of five to seven layers of plywood that lay in different directions. The last layer is also wood.

Q: What type of wood species are available?

A: Engineered hardwood ranges from Oak, Maple, and Hickory to softer species like Birch, Cherry and Walnut, and even exotic woods like African Mahogany, Acacia and Tigerwood.

Do you have more questions about engineered hardwood? Give us a call or visit for more information.

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