When it comes to finding the best engineered hardwood flooring, West Palm Beach, FL comes to Quantum Floors. They do this for many reasons, and we would like to share a few things about engineered hardwood floors that you may not know. We feel knowing this information will help you to decide if this is the type of wood flooring you need (and want), or not.
As you probably know already, there are two main types of hardwood flooring for West Palm Beach, FL homes and businesses. The first is solid hardwood and the second is engineered hardwood flooring. There are many benefits to buying engineered over solid hardwood and here are a few of those:
Perhaps the most important benefit is that engineered hardwood is stable; it does not move. Solid hardwood flooring moves in all directions (except length-wise). It expands right, left, and up, and down. This is normal, and this is why professional installers will leave an expansion gap around the perimeter of the flooring (usually concealed by the room's baseboards), for the floor to move freely into and out of as temperature and moisture conditions change with the seasons. This movement is also why solid hardwood floors buckle and warp over time if there is not enough room for the wood to move freely, or if too much moisture gets into the body of the planks.
The engineered hardwood flooring West Palm Beach, FL homeowners can purchase from us does not move at all. It is very stable, and does not buckle or warp. The reason it does not expand or contract is due to the way that it is manufactured. Engineered hardwood flooring is constructed using multiple-ply planks which counteract any type of twisting or warping. Your new floor stays flat and completely intact, year after year.
Because of its unique construction, engineered wood floors can be installed just about anywhere in the home or workplace. They can even be installed below grade and over in-floor radiant heat sources. Moreover, they can be installed easily over concrete sub-floors as well.
These are only a few of the benefits you will get from engineered wood floors. If you would like to learn more about the incredible versatility and huge selection available from Quantum Floors, come by one of our showrooms. We are located in Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. When it comes to finding the best engineered hardwood flooring, West Palm Beach, FL comes to us.