Engineered Hardwood:  Answer to Florida?s Heat and Humidity

Engineered Hardwood: Answer to Florida?s Heat and Humidity

One thing?s for certain: Floridians are no strangers to hurricanes. Now that the season is upon us, here are some great preparedness points from the Palm Beach Post:

According to this article, hurricane season lasts a full six months, from June 1 to November 30, and your risk of being hit increases every week. Even more interesting, and sadly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of adults in the U.S. are not prepared for an emergency.

You know how they say to ?double up? on certain household chores, so that you have a reminder? For instance, change the batteries in the smoke alarm when you switch to daylight savings time. Why not use hurricane preparedness time to review your decorating and remodeling needs? Specifically, your floors.


For instance, when it comes to hardwood flooring in West Palm, there?s only one place to go: Quantum Floors. We specialize is solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, laminates, luxury vinyl tile, laminate and vinyl.

With the Florida heat and humidity, consider engineered hardwood. It?s made from real wood, and it still gives your home that warm and sophisticated appearance. However, it acts a little differently than solid hardwood. Engineered hardwood, which uses real wood, is a core of hardwood or plywood with a layer of hardwood veneer attached to the top surface, but it?s a lot tougher, more durable, and easier to maintain.

Some say engineered hardwood can last as long as 80 years. It resists moisture. As long as it is installed properly and has a moisture barrier underneath, the planks will be able to take moisture and humidity. (This should ease some hurricane worries.)

The cross-ply construction eliminates the problems of expansion and contraction so heat and humidity are also not issues. And, it can be installed in places, such as the basement, where solid hardwood just isn?t possible.

Visit our showrooms in Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach and Ft. Lauderdale to let our professionals tell you more.