Wood flooring has always been a very popular choice for people looking at flooring ideas. Wood flooring bears a formal, beautiful and warm appearance that is an idyllic option for all kinds of interiors. It is a simplistic option for the home and office and it can be maintained very easily. There are a number of advantages to be found when choosing engineered wood flooring specifically. For example it is much more flexible and easier to set up and maintain than many of its counter parts, due to normally being sold in easy-to-fit systems and frequently arriving pre-finished in the pack. It means no further preparation such as buffing or oiling of the wood itself needs to take place. This is a cost-effective alternative to a traditional wood floor, with limited labour costs and installation times kept to a minimum.
Engineered wood floors are comprised from layers of wood that are hard-pressed and bonded together. Each layer is stacked on the other in a cross-grain arrangement and then pressed using heat and force. Three and five-ply are the most common types of wood flooring. Engineered wood flooring offers you the classic sophistication and aesthetically pleasing attributes of solid hardwood combined with heightened permanence. It can be used in places where solid wood cannot be installed, which adds to the flexibility of its nature.
Its dexterity is due to the fact that it is both a natural and a man-made product. A tongue and groove securing system allows for the engineered hardwood flooring to be installed as a floating floor. With this method, you can just click and lock the engineered wood planks together. This means that the engineered hardwood flooring can be installed in your home very rapidly and efficiently. Also, if you are moving homes, you can simply take the hardwood boards apart and take it to your new destination for an easy install.
When selecting this type of flooring over other options, it is important to bear in mind that engineered wood flooring is suitable for use on top of increasingly common under floor heating systems. Solid wood is not suitable for use with under floor heating as many assortments of wood are considered unstable when subjected to significant temperature changes. If exposed to extreme changes in the weather for instance, natural hardwood flooring can swell and contract so much that it will buckle or warp. Engineered flooring does not adhere to the same structural adaptations as solid wood when it is exposed to extreme temperatures. This means that it is more adaptable in environmental conditions and can be installed in more areas than natural hardwood flooring.
This adds credibility to the notion that engineered wood flooring is a more versatile, flexible product for your room coupled with the fact that it is not as costly as some of its more expensive hardwood alternatives.