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When it comes to choosing the right kind of flooring for your home, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. Hardwood is a great material because it adds a timeless quality to your home. Engineered wood is a good alternative to solid hardwood because it provides better dimensional strength and looks identical to solid hardwood. We’ve put together five advantages of engineered wood flooring.
Compared to solid hardwood, engineered wood is cheaper to install. It’s easier to install as well because most types come with a click fitting system. The system is designed to simplify putting down planks, so you’ll soon have the wood fitted.
It looks exactly like real wood
In addition to a cost-effective material, engineered wood has a high-quality appearance. The top layer is real wood and has a plywood base underneath. The top layer has plenty of strength, meaning it can be walked on without anyone being able to tell the difference.
Engineered wood is made up of several layers of plywood that are bonded together. This means that the floor has a high degree of durability and can withstand a lot of footfall. The stability of engineered wood guarantees that it will last for a long time.
There’s less expansion and contraction compared to solid wood
A major advantage of engineered wood is that it doesn’t expand and contract to the same extent as solid wood. If you’re planning on having a wood floor in the kitchen or bathroom then engineered wood is what you need. The material can deal with fluctuating moisture and temperature levels.
It can be sanded and refitted
The number of times engineered wood can be sanded depends on the thickness of the top layer. If a floor is looking worn down then re-sanding it can regenerate its appearance. After the floor has been re-sanded then it can be refinished to protect against damage.
At Wilmac Flooring, we offer a variety of floor products, so you’ll be able to find the ideal material for your property. For more information contact us on 01244682100.