Made from a base of real wood, plywood, or plywood fibre, an engineered floor is a type of flooring. It also consists of a veneer glued to its base that gives it its appearance, which can vary according to the desires and decorative needs of our customers.
In addition to its aesthetics, the engineered floor offers many qualities for flooring, since it provides great stability and resistance to heat as well as humidity. The engineered floor is ideal and recommended by our experts in case of heating or moisture problems that prevent the installation of a traditional hardwood floor. These can lose their stability when it’s hot or humid. The wood thus swells, warps, and even cracks in some cases.
For greater stability, it’s preferable to choose an engineered floor, since the accumulation of layers reduces the risk. The greater the number of layers, the lower the risk of the floor losing stability! In particular, our experts recommend engineered floors as flooring near sources of heating, in a damp room, or even on a concrete floor.
Because it’s made of wood, an engineered floor can withstand years of trampling and wear, but the higher-quality the wood is, of course, the more durable the flooring will be. Even though most natural woods can be used in the upper layer of an engineered floor, you should go with our choices: bamboo or oak, types of aesthetic and resistant woods that can be sawn in different ways to perfect your décor.
We can also sand your engineered floor to restore it and thus increase its lifespan and its aesthetics, depending, of course, on the thickness of the wood veneer. Thanks to the photos available on our site, you can see our floor and staircase sanding projects in Montréal and Laval and on the South Shore to observe our know-how, our expertise, and the final results of our work.