While all hardwood is long-lasting, engineered hardwood flooring is the most durable. It looks similar to solid wood, but the difference lies underneath and in the finishing.
More durable construction
Like solid hardwood flooring, you'll still have the beautiful wood floors with your species of choice, undertones, grains, and swirls. It can also be refinished and adds value to a property.
Underneath, however, are three or more layers. These layers combine genuine wood with resin and are placed crosswise.
Engineered wood flooring is more stable and better handle water, moisture, or humidity. When the floors move, gaps, cupping, and crowning occurs. Many flooring experts say it is the number one reason for damage.
The finishing touch to protect
The finish is what protects wood floors from damage. This may well be the most crucial reason for the durability of these floors.
Engineered hardwood flooring comes prefinished right from the factory. An ultra-tough coating that can only be applied in controlled settings is used.
Engineered wood flooring can go years longer without needing to be refinished. It also means eliminating scratches or dents on the flooring's surface.
The better you take care of it, the longer it will last. Dust, mop, or sweep regularly and clean and polish a few times a year.
Put mats at entrances and use protective pads when moving furniture. It prevents scratches.
Stop by for your engineered hardwood flooring
Neilson Bros & Sons is a family-owned company that opened its doors in 1946. We'll help you choose engineered hardwood and give you a free engineered wood floors quote.
We have brick-and-mortar locations in Bellevue, Auburn, and Lynnwood, WA, and a fully stocked mobile showroom. Visit us, or call for an appointment with our mobile showroom, if you live or work in Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, and surrounding areas.