Are you ready to add some hardwood flooring to your home? Whether you are replacing the wall-to-wall carpeting or you didn’t care for the other types of flooring you already had, it could be time for a change. Here are some compelling reasons why you should opt for engineered hardwood over solid hardwood.
Better Cost and Sustainability
Engineered hardwood is a combination of hardwood and plywood. This makes it an inexpensive alternative to solid hardwood flooring. In turn, this also means that engineered hardwood doesn’t require as much solid hardwood to produce, so it is surprisingly sustainable. In the end, it’s a great choice for your home and it is much easier on the environment.
It’s Simpler to Install
Another reason to choose engineered hardwood is that it is much easier to install. It’s much more flexible than its solid cousin; stapling, nailing, floating, and gluing all work. You can also choose to put engineered flooring in more rooms around the house as compared to solid. This opens up kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and any other rooms where moisture might become a nagging issue.
It Has Better Moisture Resistance
There’s plenty of moisture and humidity to deal with in the summertime. Did you know that engineered hardwood floors are more resistant to the effects of moisture? It’s true! Since its plywood base makes it more stable, engineered wood holds up better in case of flooding or kinds of water damage. By contrast, solid wood flooring can warp and bend, which is a consequence you will want to avoid at all costs because it can undermine the stability and strength of the planks you do put down.
Carries All the Benefits of Hardwood
Finally, consider how engineered boards have all the benefits of hardwood flooring in general. It is authentic wood flooring, so it looks beautiful and natural at the same time. You can find many different wood types, grades, and finishes to suit your tastes. You won’t have to worry about durability problems, either – engineered wood planks are sturdy enough to last for decades. Ultimately, they can go a long way towards improving the value of your home in the short term and in the long run.
Ready for a Beautiful Hardwood Floor? Trust John K Eareckson & Co.
When you work with John K Eareckson & Co., Flooring, we will ensure your hardwood floors undergo a stress-free acclimation process and that they sparkle for years to come; from a seamless and beautiful installation to years of maintenance, John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise to care for your home’s hardwood floors. For a consultation and more information, visit us online or give us a call at 410-788-4200. You can also look for us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.