Why Engineered Wood floors ?
The biggest problem in a wood floor is the cracking and warping of wood floor which happens due to weather and humidity level changes. These cracks and fissures usually make the wood floor unusable. To avoid such problems and to make wood floors more practical, Engineered construction of wood floors was invented.
Many consumers are put off by the term “engineered’ when, in reality, the effect should be directly opposite. When it comes to wood floors, “engineered” stands for the future. The bonded inner plies or layers make engineered wood floors more stable, more durable, more sustainable and more cost-effective than solid wood floors. Engineered wood floors usually consist of at least three plies that are glued together in cross-grain construction. This construction helps explain the superior stability of the surface compared to solid hardwood floors as the plies add protection against buckling, cupping gapping or twisting. The manufacturing process has made engineered floor the most popular choice for below grade flooring for many years.
The top layer is a hardwood veneer, a thin cut of the specie selected by the consumer to serve as the floor’s surface. Exterior veneer choices range from softwoods to hardwoods and can even include exotic woods.
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