Engineered wood flooring is a perfect alternative for spaces where solid wood cannot be installed, such as basements and below-grade rooms. It offers many of the same benefits as the solid variety but adds a few that are an excellent addition for these spaces. Take a look at some of the added advantages of engineered flooring:
- Looks just like solid hardwood
- Resists dampness and humidity
- Resists temperature changes
- Easy to install
Both solid and engineered flooring allows you to take advantage of refinishing once wear shows. Scratches, scuffs, and water spots are sanded away, and a new sealant, stain color, and finish can be applied. The result is a floor covering that looks like new again and will serve you for decades before the process needs to be repeated. If you'd like to find out even more benefits of these unique floor coverings, visit us today
If you’re looking for the perfect floor covering, Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering will likely have it in stock. From our Warren, Ohio showroom, we provide all of our customers with more than 50 years of flooring experience that will serve you well. We are wholly dedicated to each of our customers and treat your flooring project as if it was our own.
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Hardwood floors come in almost as many sizes and styles as carpet. Separated into two categories—domestic and exotic—hardwood floors are made of ¾” thick strips of wood about 2 ¼” wide. Domestic hardwood floors are normally made of the “American” woods like red oak, white oak, maple, cherry, white ash, hickory, and pecan. The exotic woods include Brazilian Cherry, Tigerwood, Ipe, African Teak, Bamboo, and more.
Among the different types of wood used for hardwood floors, there are three types of hardwood floors you can use on your floors: solid hardwood flooring, engineered wood flooring, and long strip engineered wood flooring.Solid hardwood flooring
Solid hardwood flooring is suitable for floors above ground level, out of moisture's and mother nature’s way. Since solid hardwoods are so susceptible to moisture, solid hardwood floors must be installed over a wooden subflooring rather than concrete. It is also susceptible to expanding and contracting with the seasons, which can create gaps, buckling, and character in your floor.
Like any addition to your home, be sure to weigh the pros and cons of the different products. There are different levels of qualities that you can choose from, like from Clear Oak to Common Oak.
Engineered hardwood flooring
Engineered Hardwood Flooring may not be solid hardwood, but it still has many advantages. This type of floor covering has become increasingly more popular because of its versatility. Engineered hardwood flooring can be applied on more than just a wooden sub floor; it can be applied almost everywhere including your concrete basement floors, the bathroom, and all of the other places that regular solid hardwood floors should not be placed.
Engineered hardwood floors are created by layering several strips of thin-cut varying quality woods in between strips of hardwoods. Like the solid hardwoods, you need to choose the quality that works best for you, but engineered hardwood floors are much more durable and stable. The cross-ply construction of engineered hardwood floors makes them more structurally sound because it allows the layers to work together to prevent your floors from expanding and contracting.Long strip engineered hardwood flooring
Long strip Engineered Hardwood Flooring is formed just like regular engineered hardwood floors except that the material in the inner material is made of softer woods, which is used to make the tongue and groove. While the pieces of long strip engineered hardwood floors are long, they are made of several shorter and thinner pieces.
While these floors are installed on virtually any sub floor, they were designed to be floating floors, which means that they don’t necessarily need to be nailed or glued down.