True or false:
Engineered wood floors are the same as laminate flooring.
FALSE: Engineered wood floors are not the same as laminate flooring. Engineered floors are made of layers of wood. The inner core of laminate floors is usually made melamine resin and fiber board materials.
To explain engineered wood flooring, let’s compare and contrast them to better known hardwood flooring.
|Resiliency: Engineered wood flooring better withstands the effects of humidity and moisture.
|Solid wood flooring will contract and expand more in response to moisture.
|Engineered wood flooring is created with layers, establishing a highly stable core that is less likely to expand and contract.
|Installation: Engineered wood flooring can be installed in more areas.
|Solid wood flooring generally needs:
|Engineered wood flooring can be installed:
Most people cannot tell if a floor is engineered when they’re looking at it.
As with solid hardwood floors, Mansion Hill Custom Floors can customize engineered wood floors to be nearly any length and width. The same is true with stains and finishes. If you can dream it, we can create it.
If you need help deciding whether engineered wood flooring makes sense for your basement, contact Mansion Hill Custom Floors to schedule an appointment. Our experts can help you decide which floor is right for your project.