Engineered Hardwood General Specifications
Engineered Hardwood flooring range from widths of 3-7 inches wide and in thickness’s from 3/8 – 3/4″ they also come in a wide variety of domestic and exotic hardwood species and some are even available in the popular hand scraped styles. Some brands of engineered flooring have a thin wear layer that can only be recoated and cannot be sanded and refinished new again once they get worn. They have an average lifespan of between 20-30 years depending on traffic.
We offer styles with a wear layer up to 4 mm thick that can be completely sanded and refinished if they ever need to be. These thicker wear layer engineered floors can last from 40 – 80 years before having to be replaced, which add to their appeal.
Click Lock Engineered Flooring
Click Lock engineered flooring is becoming a more and more relevant trend in the engineered market. Click locking engineered boards have special tongue and groove systems that simply lock together, forming a tight seam and a seamlessly smooth appearance. Click locking floating engineered floor require absolutely no glue during installation and just float over a foam or cork underlay.
Biggest Benefits of Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Below is a list of the main benefits engineered hardwood flooring can provide for you Port Coquitlam home.
- Engineered Floor is easy to clean and pro allergies.
- Most floors are scratch and scuff resistant and radiant heat approved.
- A large selling point of engineered hardwood floors is the resistance to higher moisture levels than solid wood flooring, which adds to their appeal to use in damp basements or in regions of the country that have higher relative humidity levels.
Engineered Hardwood has a Wide Range of Design and Style Choices
Each engineered hardwood floor has a unique design and look. Engineered hardwood is available in a variety of woods like, oak, mahogany, maple birch and much more. Floors have a range of colors to suite anyone’s taste. There is more traditional woods and newer innovational colours. Traditional classic dark and light browns are always in style match with anything. Then there are the new colours such as grey white in black that have an exotic or designer look.
Engineered floors also have a variety of plank sizes. Sizes range from narrow to wide. There are boards ranging from, 3/4 “ to 48” planks. Wider boards are becoming increasingly popular and are now easily available.
This flooring has a variety of finishes too. Some floors are smoother and coated, whereas as other floors have a more natural rugged look that is unfinished or oil coated. Prices for engineered floors have can range but start from around 3.75 per square foot.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring is Durable
Engineered hardwood is a durable product that will last a lifetime. It has an elegant look to suite any room and in any home.It has a beautiful authentic finish with a wide variety of options, to make sure our customer finds the perfect floor.
Engineered Hardwood is Easy to Install
Engineered flooring can be direct glued-down over concrete slabs above or below grade or stapled down over a wood subfloor. In engineered hardwood flooring, glues and materials used for middle and bottom layers define whether the floor is non-toxic and eco-friendly. Engineered floors, in which middle and bottom layers are made of solid wood, and are bonded by high quality non-toxic glues, are equal in their eco-friendly characteristics to solid hardwood. Engineered wood is also a sustainable product that is renewable and increases the value of a home in comparison to carpet.
Engineered Hardwood Installation Overview
We offer complete installation services for any flooring, including old floor removal. Engineered Hardwood can be installed in several ways. First, there is the glue down method, which is most common and recommended. There is also floating (click floors) or nail down options.
To install engineered hardwood floors the subfloor needs to be dry and level. Baseboards are also recommended when installing engineered hardwood flooring. After the installation is completed your new floor is certain to look stylish and elegant.