Cases When Engineered Hardwood Flooring Excel
Engineered wood flooring is an alternative type of wood flooring that is growing in popularity in recent years. Contrary to the traditional type of wooden flooring, the planks are made from wood and syntactic materials, while the traditional solid type is made from wood and wood alone.
Each planks of engineered wood is made from a top layer of real wood supported by three to four layers of MDF, Plywood and Softwood. The use of real wood as the top layer helps ensure that from above you will never know that it is an alternative type. There are at least four cases when engineered hardwood flooring makes the perfect option for your home or commercial property.
Budget constrains – The use of less 'real wood' and more varied materials makes each plank more affordable compared to solid planks. When you compare small amounts perhaps the difference is not much, but in larger properties the savings are substantial. This is especially true in commercial properties that often have to cover large areas.
Fitting where under-flooring heating is working – Under-floor heating is extremely popular especially in colder countries. The traditional wood flooring is unable to cope with the heating and will damage within days. Engineered wood flooring due to its versatile construction is able to withstand the heat and is the only option in such cases.
Wood flooring in the kitchen – The kitchen area is likely to experience humid and damp conditions from time to time. Wood never reacts well to such conditions and therefore planks of solid wood will damage over time. Engineered wood planks are immune to such conditions and are the only suitable type of the two.
Wood flooring in the bathroom – Similarly to the situation above, bathrooms do not only merely pose the issue of humid conditions, but water and damage from water is a real concern. Lacquered engineered wood flooring is virtually waterproof and are suitable for bathrooms, conservatory area and basement.