engineered hardwood flooring

Tips On Engineered Hardwood Flooring You Should Know

When it comes to engineered hardwood flooring, West Palm Beach, FL residents often come to Quantum Floors, not only because of our huge selection, but also to ask questions. We specialize in hardwood flooring, so we usually have the answers to their questions, and if we do not, we will get the answer from a reliable source. The following is a general list of useful tips that may answer any questions you have on engineered hardwood flooring.

If you were to stand in a room with new engineered hardwood floors, and then stand in a room with traditional solid wood floors, it would be hard, if not impossible, to tell them apart. Today's modern engineered flooring looks just like solid wood flooring, because the top layer of engineered wood flooring is truly the hardwood wood species that the customer has selected. This top layer is not a photo or an image of the wood; it is the hardwood itself. This is important as it leads to our next tip.

We all know that a solid wood floor can be refinished from time to time when it becomes dull or scratched. But, what about engineered flooring? Can it be refinished? Yes! Depending on the quality of the flooring that you buy (in essence how thick the top layer of wood is), you can refinish your flooring when needed. The thicker the top layer, the more times it can be refinished. This is a very good reason to always buy the best quality flooring you can afford.

One major difference between solid wood floors and engineered hardwood flooring West Palm Beach, FL homeowners and business owners should know, is that solid wood cannot be installed below grade (ground level). This means that you cannot install solid wood floors in basements or in areas where moisture may be a problem. High levels of moisture, including high levels of humidity, can cause solid wood floors to buckle or warp. In some cases, the planks may actually split.

Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed below grade, and it can also be installed in areas with high humidity levels. This makes it the best possible choice for hardwood flooring in Florida!

If you have questions about the best options in hardwood flooring West Palm Beach, FL has to offer, visit one of our showrooms in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or Fort Lauderdale.