It’s no surprise that hardwood is one of the most popular flooring materials in the greater Lexington area. Homeowners love hardwood for its natural strength, beautiful design, and longevity, but it’s not always suitable for all areas of your home. Enter engineered hardwood — a highly versatile variety of hardwood flooring material that offers homeowners many great benefits. Today, our flooring team is here to share 4 benefits that engineered hardwood has to offer!
1. Real Hardwood
Not to be confused with laminate flooring, engineered hardwood is created with real hardwood layers that are bonded with layers of high-density fiberboard. The result is a durable plank with an entirely hardwood surface. Just like solid hardwood planks, engineered hardwood can be refinished throughout their lifetime and will last for many years with proper care.
2. Added Strength
The fiberboard construction creates a flooring plank that is more resilient to changes in humidity and temperature. This makes engineered hardwood more suitable for places with moisture, so homeowners can get the look and feel of real wood in places off limits for solid hardwood. This includes below grade basements, kitchens, and even bathrooms. Just be sure to treat any spills or drips as you would with solid hardwood flooring.
3. Installation Options
Thanks to its construction, engineered hardwood can be installed in a variety of ways, including being glued, stapled, and even floated over existing floors that are level and free of cracks. The floated option often requires less installation time, helping save homeowners time and money on their flooring projects. Engineered hardwood planks are also available prefinished, so you don’t have to worry about waiting for stains and sealants to dry before enjoying your new floors.
4. Beautiful Design
Engineered hardwood is available in a wide range of species, allowing you to find the perfect wood tone and grain for your home. Engineered hardwood is available in many different lengths and widths, and can even be installed in parquet patterns such as herringbone or chevron. No matter the design you ultimately choose, you’ll be sure to love the warmth and classic design engineered hardwood provides.
To learn more about having engineered hardwood flooring installed in your home, call Floor Coverings International Lexington today to schedule your free design consultation. We’ll bring our great selection of engineered hardwood and other flooring solutions right to your home with our mobile showroom. Start your next flooring project today!
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