Engineered floors are dimensionally stable. Unlike solid hardwood, manufacturers assemble these products in layers. The top layer is a wood veneer, while the core layers are composed of plywood, particleboard, or fiberglass.
You can save several dollars per square foot by going with engineered hardwood floors, as well as enjoy easier upkeep.
Engineered flooring will not swell or warp, making it very low maintenance.
Due to its multi-layer construction, engineered wood flooring stands up to moisture and resists humidity much better than solid hardwood.
An engineered wood floor is comprised of a solid veneer layer of quality wood that is glued and compressed over multiple layers of plywood. The result is a very stable floor that can be installed directly above concrete, saving you a considerable sum of money.
Moisture is the enemy of all wood floors, and therefore since concrete contains moisture, solid wood floors cannot be installed directly on concrete.
The most common reasons for using an engineered hardwood floor are stability, cost effectiveness, and a concrete floor base. Almost all wood species are available in the engineered floor variety, and S&S Hardwood Floors offer a tremendous selection for your enjoyment.
S&S Hardwood Floors continually stocks a variety of dozens of different engineered floors. We have everything from domestic woods, (Oak, Maple and Walnut), to the exotic Brazilian Cherry, Brazilian Teak and Acacia. We are the home of the Maya Collection, which proudly presents over 20 different species and colors all in a distressed style wood.
We just had 700 sq ft of engineered hardwood American Walnut installed in our home. The flooring is beautiful and exactly what we expected from the sample. (We were allowed to check out the large in store sample to take home and try out first.)"