Engineered wood flooring is often seen as a prestigious investment by homeowners. However, its benefits make it a sensible and popular choice in many instances. We detail those below.
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The popularity of engineered wood flooring comes from its extensive lifespan. Beneath its veneer coating, engineered wood has a variety of layers which form a type of wooden flooring which is highly stable. This makes it a favourite choice for use in rooms where there is the potential for damage to solid wood floorings such as kitchens or laundry rooms where there is a lot of water. It is still important to be careful when it comes to installing any flooring, as moisture can damage all different materials, however, engineered wood is one of the best options to prevent this due to its ability to expand and contract.
Cost-wise, engineered wood is a relatively affordable option. In comparison to luxury options such as maple hardwood floorings, it is cheaper to opt for engineered wood. Although it is well worth noting that engineered wood flooring is slightly more expensive than a lot of common hardwoods, the installation of solid wood takes significantly longer which can drive up the prices significantly.
3. Easy to Install
The installation process for engineered wood is famously easy. It works on an easy-to-use tongue and groove system which allows the boards to fit together perfectly, with minimal effort. This means that it can be installed both by professionals or in a DIY project, which results in a cheaper overall renovation project due to the speed and cost-effective nature of the easy installation.
4. Long Lifespan
Engineered wood is incredibly long-lasting, with its ability to be sanded down to remove old scuff marks and a simple refinishing to expand its lifespan massively. It is so important to keep your floors looking great year after year to keep your home looking fresh. If you’re really looking for a way to give your home a new lease on life, why not change up the finish on it from time to time for a whole new look. If you are likely to sand your floor down to remove scuff marks and then refinish regularly, it is important to pick a wood that has thicker layers on the top to allow more sanding before the floor will need to be replaced.
5. Low Maintenance
The maintenance of an engineered wood floor is so easy. There is much less potential for water damage, so you can mop if needed, although be sure to remember not to use huge amounts of water as no floor is completely waterproof. A slightly damp mop is ideal, and use a vacuum cleaner or a soft brush to get rid of dirt and dust. Be sure to clean any spills as soon as possible to avoid stains and your floor should be able to last for years.
6. Options for Every Style
Finally, the wide selection of styles of engineered wood makes it a great choice for every style, meaning that you can choose the right wood for your home. Additionally, the wide range of prices means that it is an accessible choice for every budget.