Once you’ve made the choice to proceed with engineered flooring, you will still need to decide which type will work best with your design style and the atmosphere you are trying to achieve.
Engineered hardwood flooring is produced by using a core of hardwood, plywood, or high-density fibre. Then a top layer is created by gluing hardwood veneer to the top surface. Since engineered wood flooring comes in almost any hardwood species, consumers have a wide range of wood options to consider. European Flooring offers a wide range of engineered hardwood flooring, with four specific collections to choose from.
Engineered wood flooring is designed for greater structural stability and stands up better than other types of flooring.
Some of the other reasons that make engineered wood flooring at top choice include:
- Their ability to remain stable and flexible enough to be used on top of concrete/radiant floor heating.
- Easier installation process
- Ability to get wider planks which means fewer joints across your floor
- A more environmentally sustainable
- Typically, less expensive than solid planks
Engineered flooring will range in thickness. The top layer will be your desired wood. When you choose engineered flooring with a top layer between two and six millimeters in thickness, you have the option to refinish it as desired. So, when you are searching for an engineered wood floor, it is a good idea to find out how it’s made, in addition to how the top layer will look in your space. For the best results, you want a high-quality engineered hardwood flooring with a thicker top layer that allows you to refinish the wood to match your design requirements.
Make Sure You Choose Wisely
Like any design choice, be cautious of engineered hardwood flooring that is offered at a very low price. While there are many advantages of choosing engineered flooring certainly, you won’t reap those benefits if you choose a poorly made product. Not only could the product be made with cheap materials, but you won’t get the durability or stability you were expecting.
When shopping for quality engineered hardwood, ask the following questions:
- Where is the hardwood manufactured?
- What is the top layer made of?
- What kind of glue is used to adhere it to the floor?
- What is the installation method?
- Are there any warranties?
At European Flooring, we believe that extraordinary flooring is the foundation of dynamic designs and functional spaces. Our engineered hardwood flooring collection offers a wide range of woods in different product widths and surface finishes, so there is a product for every décor. The products we offer are carefully engineered, and are among the most dimensionally and structurally stable wood floors on the market. Our hardwoods are made from European sustainable forests, and are carefully produced using VOC emission-free finishes and adhesives.
We invite you to visit our designer showroom in Toronto to learn more about our high-quality engineered flooring, and to allow our expert sales team to help you find the perfect floor for your needs.