Engineered hardwood is a popular alternative to traditional wood flooring. Unlike luxury vinyl or laminate coverings, this type of flooring uses real wood, not synthetic materials. The top layer is fashioned from hardwood, such as maple, oak, or hickory. Underneath, high-performance plywood provides significant strength.
Once you agree to go ahead with the process, Curt’s Flooring will order the material. Based on the type of flooring you requested, our team may need to drop the product off at your home two weeks before installation so it can acclimatize to the environment.
A STUNNING FLOORING CHOICE FOR HOMES
Homeowners wishing for the beauty of natural wood grain in a kitchen, dining room, living room, or bedroom often fall in love quickly with engineered hardwood flooring. Open-concept dining rooms feel bright and warm with the addition of this gorgeous wood. It gives the home an elegant look while maintaining an inviting ambiance. That makes engineered hardwood perfect for couples who love to entertain family and friends.
COUNTLESS DESIGN OPTIONS
You can give your home a look that fits your design vision perfectly with the different varieties of engineered hardwood:
- Cherry: Choose cherry for its signature reddish glow.
- Walnut: Opt for walnut if you love contemporary style with darker tones.
- Oak and maple: Oak or maple are excellent choices for a bright, country home feel.
- Hickory: For maximum sophistication and strength, hickory is impossible to beat.
- Bamboo: Some homeowners prefer the exotic touch of bamboo for a relaxing atmosphere.
THE ADVANTAGES OF ENGINEERED HARDWOOD
Engineered and solid hardwood floors are both excellent investments for the home. Both options increase the resale value of properties and are popular with buyers. Why choose engineered flooring instead of solid hardwood? Here are several advantages:
- Better moisture resistance
- Improved stability and strength
- Tighter fit
- Easier maintenance
- Simpler installation above bare concrete or tile
- More options for floating flooring
The cost of engineered hardwood is often less than with solid hardwood, and you may spend less on installation costs. In addition, engineered hardwood flooring has excellent resistance to expansion and moisture, so it doesn’t warp like older hardwood sometimes does.
THE DISADVANTAGES OF ENGINEERED VS. SOLID HARDWOOD FLOORING
Solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished countless times. Even deep scratches can be repaired. Going from a light finish to a dark color is often relatively easy. In contrast, engineered flooring can only be sanded a few times. This type of flooring isn’t usually recommended for families with large dogs because claw scratches may be impossible to remove.
A PRACTICAL SOLUTION FOR RETAIL LOCATIONS
Business owners looking for a wood floor can benefit from the excellent qualities of engineered hardwood as well. This type of flooring feels more luxurious and modern than many tile floors. Also, engineered hardwood can be installed above a radiant heating system without any problems. Whether you sell smartphones or designer clothing, the flair of hardwood is impossible to ignore.
EXPERT INSTALLATION FOR AMAZING RESULTS
At Curt’s Flooring, we’re experts at selecting and installing the ideal hardwood flooring for your home. Enjoy a sleek floor with amazing shine and beauty by contacting our team for installation. We help you weigh the pros and cons of each flooring option and offer incredible finished results you’ll love. To learn more about engineered hardwood and many other flooring options, call (719) 599-4558 or contact us online right away.
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