Why Choose Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is a beautiful alternative to traditional hardwood floors for both residential and commercial applications. This type of wood flooring has the strength and durability to last for decades and shares many qualities with traditional wood flooring.?

Facts on Engineered Wood Flooring

Whether you are going for a formal look or a more casual, country look, engineered wood flooring is a great choice. Before you choose engineered flooring, there are some things that your flooring experts at Quantum Floors would like you to know.

  • Engineered wood flooring consists of a base layer and a hardwood veneer wear layer. ?The plywood base layer is cross-layered, meaning the direction of the grain alternates. They are then glued, and pressed, making the engineered flooring very strong. Add a thick wear layer and you have a flooring product that has the potential to last anywhere from twenty to a hundred years.
  • Engineered wood flooring is real wood flooring, only better. Manufacturers can use as many as twelve layers of plywood for the base. The wear layer is added on top and can be made to look like almost any type of wood.
  • Engineered flooring is a viable option in places where traditional hardwood flooring might not be suitable. This is because it is actually more moisture resistant than traditional hardwood flooring. Practically speaking, this means that it can be used in basements or other high humidity areas, like south Florida. When transforming your basement from storage to livable space, you are not restricted to tile or carpet.
  • Not all engineered floors are equal. Different manufacturers use different hardnesses of plywood and different numbers of layers to comprise the base layer. Additionally, the thickness of the wear layer can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
  • The thickness of the wear layer determines how many times your engineered wood floor can be sanded and refinished. Some wear layers are so thin that they are not able to be refinished, making replacement the only repair option. Others can be sanded multiple times, giving the flooring a lifespan of up to 100 years!

The flooring experts at Quantum Floors know all about engineered wood flooring. They can help you decide which type of flooring is best for your application. They have the knowledge and experience not only to help you make your best choice, but they can also help you stay within your budget! Quantum Floors has a state of art store and it is located in Boynton Beach. For additional information or to request your free estimate call (561) 509-7173.