Pros and Cons of Engineered Hardwood Flooring

santa clarita rustic wood flooringIf you’re looking for that classic look and feel, you may want to consider engineered hardwood flooring for your Santa Clarita home. When deciding whether engineered wood flooring is for you, here are the basics to keep in mind.

Pros

  • Engineered hardwood flooring is intended to reduce the moisture problems associated with conventional hardwood
  • Its layers block moisture and provide added stability to your floor
  • Engineered flooring will not swell or warp, making it very low maintenance
  • Choosing engineered flooring is considered more environmentally-friendly than traditional hardwood
  • Veneer is sliced rather than cut with a saw. This process produces no sawdust, which means that all of the tree’s wood can be used

Cons

  • Comparable to solid hardwood in terms of cost, engineered floors are still considerably more expensive than laminate, tile, and carpet
  • Veneers that are too thin will prevent sanding and refinishing opportunities that may double the lifetime of the floor
  • Some veneers are so thin and poorly made that they can prematurely warp or fade.
  • Core layers must still be fashioned from high-quality wood.

Let us help you sort through the vast amount of flooring options we offer here at SCV Floorsmith in Santa Clarita. Stop in our showroom to see our samples in person and to speak to our professionals.  Whatever your household needs are,  we can help choose the right type for anyone’s needs. Visit our website and request a professional, free on-site estimate.

 

SCV Floorsmith
25939 The Old Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91381
661-476-5034