When looking for new floors, nothing beats the look and feel of solid hardwood floors. However, hardwood can be rather expensive, making it a luxury that many homeowners simply cannot afford in today’s economy. Fortunately, there is an alternative to traditional hardwood flooring: Engineered Wood Flooring.
Engineered wood flooring looks similar to solid hardwood, the comparisons end there. While engineered wood flooring is still a wood floor, it is constructed by placing a 1/16” to 1/8” piece of solid finished wood on top of unfinished plywood. The plywood underneath comprises 80-90% of the floor. The end result is a floor that looks like a solid hardwood floor, but for a fraction of the cost.
The only downfall of engineered wood flooring is that while this type of floor can be sanded and refinished, it cannot be sanded and finished as many times as solid wood flooring.
Benefits of Engineered Hardwood Flooring
- Durability: Engineered wood flooring stands up well to areas with light moisture–basements and bathrooms. This flooring handles humidity better than solid hardwood floors.
- Stability: Engineered wood floors have increased dimensional stability because of their cross-ply construction.
- Cost Effective: The manufacturing process helps keep costs reasonable by placing exotic wood over plywood.
John K. Eareckson & Co: Custom Hardwood Floors Baltimore
At John K. Eareckson & Co., we pride ourselves on providing the best quality and craftsmanship in the Baltimore-Washington area, from custom hardwood installation and repairs to refinishing. So if you have your heart set on new hardwood or engineered wood floors for your office or home, John K. Eareckson & Co. is the company for you!
If you have any questions about Custom Hardwood Floors Baltimore, please contact John K. Eareckson & Co. by calling 410-788-4200 or visit JKEHardwoodFlooring.com today for a free quote regarding any of your hardwood flooring needs.