Engineered Hardwood Flooring

There are a lot of misconceptions on engineered hardwood flooring that Denver residents should know. People say that it is not as good as solid hardwood or it is not real hardwood. Both statements are incorrect.

The first thing to understand about engineered hardwood is that it is the only way to have real wood flooring in your basement. With the way the engineered floor is constructed, there are 4 to 10 layers of wood material crisscrossed then the wood on top. The reason for this is for stability. Basements normally have a little more moisture in them and the engineered wood can handle the fluctuation in moisture much better than traditional hardwood floors can. Does the basement in your Denver home need engineered hardwood flooring? Contact Denver Carpet and Hardwood today to get a quote.

The second thing about engineered hardwood flooring Denver customers should know is the top layer is, in fact, real wood. And for every piece of solid wood you can make 4 times more engineered wood, so you are actually saving trees by purchasing engineered wood.

Third, the wood layer can be refinished if the layer is thick enough. The misconception is that engineered hardwood cannot be refinished. The wear layer on solid wood is about 5/16 of an inch. This can be refinished 6 or 7 times before the nails are exposed. In an engineered wood, if the wear layer is 4 mm or 5/32 this floor can be refinished 4 or 5 times before the other layers are exposed. So realistically, the engineered and solid wood floors Denver residents purchase are very close to each other characteristically. Don’t rule out the purchase of engineered hardwood.

So when you’re looking for a new hardwood floor and wanting to match all the wood in your Denver home, consider engineered hardwood flooring by Denver Carpet and Hardwood. It is the real thing and your stability is far greater than a solid.