Engineered wood flooring is a composite of both real wood and laminate which means that you’ll get the benefits of both floors types in one! I love the engineered wood flooring we have installed in our home. It looks luxurious, has an excellent feel to it when you walk on it and is so much more affordable, leaving you to budget well and perhaps direct funds to the furnishings in your home.
The biggest benefit of choosing engineered flooring is that looks identical to solid wood flooring to the untrained eye but is a much a cheaper flooring option to solid wood. This is a great option if you have a more limited budget and would rather spend the difference on other aspects of your home.
Engineered wood flooring is also available in endless varieties from simple to more enigmatic, so there is bound to be a few that complement the style you want in your home.
Engineered flooring has greater moisture-resistant properties compared to solid wood which can buckle and swell when too much liquid is absorbed. This means it is ideal for rooms like the Bathroom or Kitchen where temperature and moisture levels vary by a large extent.The upkeep is also lower maintenance than solid wood and it can endure heavy footfall.
With so much more focus on the planet there is a move away from using certain exotic wood species that have not been sustainably sourced which can be found in solid wood options. This makes Engineered Wood flooring a more sustainable option as it tends to use far less aspects of real wood.
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This was a collaborative post with Flooring Direct but all views are my own.