Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring has become a popular alternative to solid wood flooring. An engineered wood floor typically is composed of a top layer of a prefinished or unfinished hardwood veneer over structural plywood, birch or spruce. It is usually manufactured in 5/8” or 3/4” thickness with a corresponding 4mm or 6mm of solid wood. This wood veneer is also referred to as the “wear layer” because it defines the amount of times the floor can be refinished before reaching the substrate.

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Engineered wood flooring has many advantages, including its versatility. It’s suitable for any room in the home, office or below grade as it can be installed on either plywood or a concrete sub-floor. Due to its multi-layer backing, it can withstand higher levels of humidity and is less likely to expand or contract.

There are many variations of engineered wood flooring within today’s market place. Our reputable sales team at E_M Custom Flooring & Installations can help you choose the best fit for your job.

Considering Engineered Wood Flooring? Here’s Some Great News…

Engineered wood improves resale value! The resale market makes no distinction between engineered hardwood flooring and solid hardwood flooring. So, if you have engineered wood throughout your home, you may be able to command a higher selling price.

Engineered wood never goes out of style. So, whether you’re planning on staying in your home forever or selling when the market boosts, wood flooring is an excellent investment.

Many people wonder if engineered hardwood flooring can be refinished. Contrary to popular myth, the answer is yes – as long as you’ve invested in a high-quality product – it won’t be a problem sanding and restaining your floor. E_M Custom Flooring & Installations guarantees nothing but the best engineered hardwood brands in the business.

Another Added Plus Is…

Engineered hardwood is compatible with radiant heating. If you want wood floors, but hate the idea of stepping onto a cold hard surface in the morning, then making an investment in radiant heating is well worth it. Not only will it give your home a cozier feeling, but it’s also compatible with engineered wood as this kind of flooring is durable enough to withstand temperature change.


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