Choosing the right flooring for a home isn’t always easy. There are so many different options, and cost always plays a part in the decision. While many people wish for solid hardwood flooring, in some cases it’s better to go with a different option, such as engineered hardwood flooring.
Engineered hardwood flooring is made with a thin layer of hardwood on top of a core of plywood, hardwood, or fiberboard. This makes it less likely to have problems, such as warping or swelling, that sometimes occur in moist areas with hardwood. The layers make it more stable. Like hardwood, it can be sanded and refinished, just not as often because the hardwood layer on top is relatively thin. It’s still a good idea to wipe up any spills as soon as possible to limit potential damage, and it probably isn’t a great idea to install it in a bathroom.
More Environmentally Friendly
Hardwood takes a long time to grow, and Engineered Hardwood Flooring Installation in Maui will use a lot less of this precious wood than traditional hardwood flooring, as the core of the flooring is made with a faster-growing tree species.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring Installation in Maui costs less than solid hardwood flooring installation for a number of reasons. It’s often designed to be easier to install, with tongues and grooves that go together, so some very handy homeowners are able to complete the process on their own. This isn’t possible with solid hardwood flooring, as it needs to be installed in such a way as to account for the effects of humidity and moisture. Installation is easier for other reasons as well-;it may be able to go directly over concrete or older flooring as long as it is smooth, depending on the type of engineered wood. Some types of engineered flooring are actually more expensive than some types of hardwood, so whether there’s an overall decrease in the cost of the flooring plus the installation will depend on the type chosen.
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