Engineered wood flooring consists of multiple plies or layers that are bonded together to form a plank or slat. The type of construction results in a product that costs the same or in some cases more than real hardwood but provides a better performance when floated over concrete and in terms of expanding and contracting. Engineered hardwood is popular with contractors, designers,homeowners who want an amazing looking floor that holds up well under daily activity.
Engineered wood longevity depends on several factors, such as wear layer, the construction, installation method, environment, and wear and tear. Let’s take a closer look at these factors to determine what you can expect from your engineered floors:
If you install engineered wood in high-traffic areas, then you can expect more wear and tear. Most traffic consists of high-heels, spills, pets, heavy impact, and other day-to-day activities. The wear and tear you can expect should govern the type of engineered wood you purchase. Yet even the toughest products can wear down over time.
The manner in which an engineered floor is installed can also have an impact on how long it lasts. For instance, the standard method for installing engineered wood flooring includes staples, nails, glue, floating, or using a tongue and groove installation method.
Nailing down a tongue and groove floor creates a more stable surface.
Taking everything into consideration, you can expect your engineered hardwood flooring to last for years. Most manufacturers protect your investment by offering a warranty that can last within this time range.
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