Engineered hardwood is constructed of several layers of wood adhered together and topped with a layer of hardwood, making it indistinguishable from solid hardwood once it’s installed.
The layered construction gives engineered hardwood greater dimensional stability, minimizing gaps, cupping and buckling from expansion and contraction. Engineered hardwood can be used in areas not suitable for solid wood floors, including over concrete, on or below grade, and in areas of the country with high humidity or wider temperature shifts.
Refinishing may or may not be an option, depending on the thickness of the hardwood layer. Also, even though engineered wood is more dimensionally stable, it is still far from waterproof, so it’s not the best choice for areas like bathrooms, kitchens or mudrooms. Engineered hardwood shouldn’t be wet mopped, and frequent spills and messes may cause issues. Stop in and ask one of our designers today about engineered hardwood flooring.
Simmons Floor Covering
400 N. Loop 288 Suite 104
Denton, TX 76209
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