What is engineered wood flooring?
You may have heard that engineered wood flooring is a real wood flooring product that offers extended benefits due to a different construction. These floors are a great alternative in basement areas where solid flooring is not a good choice.
If you’d like to find out more about the construction and characteristics of engineered flooring, you're in the right place. Read along to find a few more facts that may give you an edge on your shopping experience.
The basics and more about engineered flooring
Engineered floors are real wood floors, with a base of plywood layers to which a veneer of natural hardwood is attached. This veneer comes in the species of your choice and can be stained, as would any other hardwood floor covering.
Once stained, the floors can then be finished, also with your choice of options, leaving you with a floor covering that looks just like solid wood. The most significant difference is that these floors will not buckle, warp, or crack in areas that are damp or humid.
Like solid wood, engineered floors can be refinished once the signs of wear are readily apparent. However, the number of times these floors can be refinished depends upon the veneer's thickness, as this is the only layer that can be refinished.
You’ll also find it easier to maintain these floors for the long term over their average 30-year lifespan. To offer even more protection, be sure to ask about how to utilize area rugs and runners.
Visit us for wood floors in Canton, MI
When you visit Avita Carpet & Flooring in Westland, MI, you’ll have access to a wide variety of flooring materials and services that can easily give you the floors of your dreams. Our associates are experienced, friendly, and ready to assist you in every aspect of your flooring experience.
If you are in the areas of Westland, Wayne, Livonia, Taylor, Romulus, Canton, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Garden City, or Inkster, MI, we encourage you to visit at your convenience. We look forward to helping you find the perfect wood floors in Canton, MI.