Yes, because this wood flooring can stand up to spills and is more stable. If you love the beauty of wood but also want practicality, engineered hardwood flooring is for you. These floors are excellent for where moisture can be a constant problem.
A tale of two hardwood floorings
We all know solid wood that's one thickness throughout. Beautiful, but you need to be mindful of moisture challenges.
Engineered wood floors are composed of natural wood but have construction that makes them more stable and better able to handle humidity.
With engineered hardwood flooring, you’ll still have beautiful wood floors, such as oak, maple, walnut, hickory, etc. There are undertones, raised grains, swirls, and all of the characteristics of hardwood.
Underneath, where you can't see them, are three to seven layers of wood mixed with a bit of resin. They are placed in a crosswise position.
Like solid, these floors can be refinished and add value to a property. Unlike solid, however, this flooring is less prone to warping, cupping, and crowning.
As a result, engineered floors can be installed in higher-than-normal moisture areas.
Engineered hardwood flooring installation benefits
This floor offers a variety of installation techniques. For example, engineered wood floors can be glued, nailed, or installed to float.
A floating floor is quick and easy. The planks click together, mat, and hover over the subfloor.
Installers love this technique, and you will too because it's so fast, it's less expensive.
Flooring experts in the Seattle area
Engineered hardwood is an ideal solution for those who love hardwood but can't have it due to moisture issues. The Nielsen Bros Flooring experts would love to tell you more.
Visit our showroom, where top engineered hardwood flooring brands like Karastan-BelleLuxe, Mohawk, Shaw, and more will also be seen. In addition, we have physical locations in Auburn, Bellevue, and Lynnwood, WA.
We also offer a "Shop at Home" where our fully stocked mobile showroom will come to your home. We service Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, and the surrounding areas.