When renovating your new home, you have endless options to choose from and if you’re new to the world of home renovations, making the right choice can be challenging. Home renovations require a lot of research and design to create the home of your dreams. For many months, you’ll find yourself spending hours deciding on the right pattern of wall prints, choosing different lighting for areas in your home, matching the kitchen’s backsplash with the cabinets and decor and choosing the perfect flooring option that compliments the overall aesthetic of each room. Since every choice you make is important, we decided to create a series of blogs that help you understand the different flooring options available and which option is best suited for your needs.
For many years, Ashley Fine Floors has been Edmonton’s leading supplier of flooring options to thousands of homeowners. We pride ourselves in being a local family-run business with decades of industry experience. Our team of experts is available in our showroom and over the phone to help you find the right flooring option for your home. We understand the importance of choosing the perfect flooring for your home and the challenges you might face in the process, which is why the following series will give you a summary of our extensive range of products! In this blog, we’ll talk about the benefits of Engineered Hardwood Flooring and similar alternatives for different rooms in your home. You can also read our guide on luxury vinyl flooring and hardwood flooring.
What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring:
A common misconception about engineered hardwood flooring is that it is manufactured from synthetic materials while, in fact, it is made from 100% natural wood. It is designed from natural wood on the top and bottom, with 5-7 layers of plywood pressed together in a criss-cross pattern in the middle. The criss-cross pattern of the plywood makes the core highly stable and the engineered hardwood flooring less likely to shift. Unlike other flooring options, engineered hardwood flooring is expected to remain the same form and shape throughout any environmental changes in moisture, temperature and humidity.
Benefits of Engineered Hardwood Flooring:
Since engineered flooring is less likely to shift, expand or contract, it is one of the most stable flooring options in the market. If you’re looking for an option that is more resistant to changes in temperature, humidity and moisture fluctuations, then engineered hardwood flooring is an excellent choice for you.
While some flooring options require complex and lengthy installation, engineered hardwood flooring does not. For instance, some manufacturers design engineered flooring with a “click and lock” system that makes it easier to install. Other manufacturers offer prefinished engineered flooring that doesn’t require any sanding or finishing after installation. You can find many different options for engineered flooring at our showroom or on our website!
Easy to Maintain
With engineered hardwood flooring, you won’t need special tools or cleaning supplies to maintain your flooring. It is one of the easiest flooring options to clean as it only requires regular cleaning cycles. You can use a damp cloth to mop the floors and a simple broom to dust whenever necessary. Engineered hardwood flooring is designed to retain its sheen for many years without the need to be re-polished.