What Is Engineered Hardwood?
Carpet One Floor & Home in Tucson, Green Valley, and Oro Valley is your locally owned source for flooring, and we are here to help you find your next hardwood floor. Our professionals are here to help you navigate our selection of styles and options. When it comes to hardwood construction, we offer two different choices: solid or engineered. As your local flooring experts, we can help you find the right floor by making recommendations based on the information you have provided us about your home.
Benefits of Engineered Hardwood
Contrary to popular belief, engineered hardwood is made from real wood product. Engineered hardwood is made up of three to seven layers of real wood veneers that are pressed together cross-grain. The layering process not only makes the plank more stable than solid planks but also helps to offset the natural tendency of wood to expand and contract due to changes in moisture. The top layer of engineered hardwood is a premium layer of wood, which is why it looks so similar to solid hardwood.
Even engineered hardwood should not be installed in areas with a lot of moisture like bathrooms and laundry rooms. The surface can resist scuffing and is less likely to dent when walked on with heels, so you can show off your floors to your guests without having to worry about accidental damage. Some engineered planks can be refinished like solid wood, but the number of times depends on the thickness of the top layer of wood.