If you had your heart set on solid hardwood flooring, but are unable to go with that option currently, then you should certainly consider engineered hardwood instead. Not only is it a perfect alternative to the solid variety, but it also has plenty of benefits to make it worth your time.

Below ground spaces such as basements can never have solid wood flooring installed. These products do not function well in damp, humid spaces, and temperature changes can cause problems as well. That’s where engineered flooring can make all the difference.

Facts about engineered hardwood flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring is constructed in layers. The top layer is the actual wood veneer, in the species of your choice, and underneath is several layers of other wood materials, which offer excellent stability underneath your feet.

A protective wear layer, available in a variety of thicknesses, tops the veneer for protection against a variety of daily wear including scratches, scuffs, and stains. These floors will last a long time and look great all the while.

Engineered hardwood floors are very durable, but they can also be refinished when wear and tear start to show. Depending on the thickness of the wood veneer, you can usually refinish them at least once, and up to six or seven times, before replacement is necessary.

Some engineered flooring varieties need to be acclimated, while others do not. To find out if your choice is one of them, be sure to speak with your flooring associate. Acclimation is an important process in wood flooring and helps protect against warping, peeling, or splitting for the life of your flooring.

Let us answer all your questions about engineered hardwood flooring

At Specialty Flooring, we know floor coverings. When you visit our Ridgeland, SC showroom, you'll find associates who can easily answer any question you might have about any of our available flooring options.

We strive to offer complete satisfaction with every project. Offering excellent products and services is our business and we’d love to invite you for a visit to find out how we can help you.