Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed over a cement sub-floor. Additionally, engineered can be installed above or below grade. It can be installed in a glue-down, nail- down, floating, or click and lock application.
When you consider the resale value of your home, a quality manufactured engineered hardwood flooring will add the same value as 3/4″ solid hardwood flooring.
We see warranties that last from 15 to 50 years with engineered products. Even so, warranties should be taken with a grain of salt. In the case of emergencies, even an engineered floor with a 2mm wear layer can be lightly sanded and finished once.
Where Engineered Hardwood Flooring can be installed.
What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?
Layers of plywood are glued and pressed together in a cross-layer pattern. This inner core layers can be made of either hardwood or softwood.
The top wear layer is the hardwood veneer, which is glued and pressed on the top of the core.
Engineered Hardwood Floors come in a wide range of widths from 2-1/4″ up to 16″ wide and in 3/8″ to 3/4″ thick. A variety of styles like hand-scraped, wire brushed, distressed are available.
With proper maintenance, an engineered product can last nearly as long as a solid.