Engineered hardwood flooring is known for its superior stability, dimensional strength and environmental sustainability. Compared with solid hardwood planks, there’s less concern about wood expansion, contraction, warping or buckling due to moisture, humidity or temperature fluctuations.
Durability is achieved through the fusion of multiple layers of wood. Cross laid between the visible wear layer and a wooden bottom layer is a plywood or high-density fibreboard core that contributes to the plank’s overall strength and sturdiness. And unlike laminate flooring, the wear layer is composed of genuine hardwood which can be sanded and refinished if necessary.
Engineered flooring also provides more installation options as it can be glued, screwed, nailed or floated over concrete, plywood and other subfloor materials. It’s also often compatible with underfloor heating systems.
Engineered hardwood has answered the popular demand for affordable wide floor planks which can be prohibitively expensive in solid hardwood due to the size of the source trees. Engineered planks also use much less virgin wood than solid hardwood floorboards making them the more environmentally friendly option.
For more information on how this versatile material can be utilized in your home, contact the engineered hardwood flooring Toronto specialists at Wood Floors by JBW.