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Engineered flooring is a type of flooring that consists of the base material of real wood. It also contains plywood or high-density fiberboard and veneer glued to its base. If you are about to change or renovate your flooring, we tell you all about such flooring and its main advantages.


Why Do You Need Professional Engineered Flooring for Your Home?

What Is Engineered Flooring?

It is a solid wood floor that is cut through its thickness. Moreover, it is glued to a more stable member which is ideally a high-quality plywood product. It is designed this way to withstand more significant variations in humidity to achieve more excellent floor stability. This is especially helpful in areas where moisture or heat is a problem for a hardwood floor.

An engineered floor plank’s top layer is solid and usually made of hardwood. According to engineered wood floor designers, its thickness varies between 2 and 6 mm. Furthermore, it is notable thanks to the thickness of the hardwood surface layers. However, the floor can withstand a large number of sanding and various maintenance treatments.

 

Differences Between Engineered and Laminate Flooring

Engineered flooring planks are different from laminate or veneer flooring. The big difference is that the main surface of laminate flooring has a layer of natural wood, while this type of flooring consists of only a thin layer of wood. The layers of wood are present on its upper part and a lower layer against it. However, the plate is not visible. At the same time, a laminate hardwood floor can add value and character to an interior. Many homeowners aren’t ready to put much thought into caring for a wood floor. Floor coverings such as laminate and engineered flooring provide a good alternative for a very solid floor covering that is easier to maintain and preserve.

 

The Advantages of Engineered Flooring for Your Home

Stability

Because a hardwood floor tends to swell, warp or split due to heat and humidity, it solves these problems. Thanks to the multilayers of its slats which counteract the torsion effect, it remains flat and intact. The properties of engineered flooring make it the best choice for installation near heating sources. It is also best on concrete or in an environment prone to humidity.

Its Appearance

Compared to a raw wood floor, an engineered floor will keep all its natural beauty longer and with less maintenance. Because its top layer is made of natural hardwood, it offers a raw aesthetic look with the most natural wood species. It is found under various appearances which are the result of different ways of sawing the wood: flat, rotary cut, or sliced.

Sandblasting

Depending on the thickness of the wood veneer, you can sand the engineered flooring. Thanks to today’s high-quality finishes and the manufacturing processes that a floor goes through, the damage is often all repairable, especially by flooring professionals.

Engineered wood is currently, all over the world, the most used type of wood in interiors for its solidity, aesthetic appeal, and easy maintenance. Current technology notably allows the production of slats or planks much broader and accessible to the application of an immense variety of varied and really interesting finishes.

Easy Installation

Engineered flooring is easy to install and can be done as a DIY project or by professionals. It can be installed over most existing floors, including concrete, tile, and even vinyl. This makes it an excellent option for renovation projects where the existing flooring needs to be removed.

Cost-Effective

Engineered flooring is a cost-effective option compared to solid hardwood flooring. It is a more affordable option that still offers the look of natural wood. Additionally, because it is more stable and durable, it can last longer, which means you won’t have to replace it as often, saving you money in the long run.

Eco-Friendly

Engineered flooring is an eco-friendly option as it is made from a combination of natural wood and other materials. This means that less hardwood is needed, which helps to conserve natural resources. Additionally, it is also a more sustainable option because it is less likely to be affected by changes in humidity and temperature, which means it is less likely to be replaced as often.

 

Why Do You Need Professional Engineered Flooring for Your Home?

 

L’Artisan du Plancher: Your Engineered Flooring Experts

If you’re considering engineered flooring for your home, contact L’Artisan du Plancher. We are experts in engineered flooring and can help you choose the right type and finish for your home. We offer installation, repair, and maintenance services for engineered flooring in the Montreal area, the South Shore, and the North Shore. Contact us today at (514) 232-3465  to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.