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Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring Right for Me?

So you’re looking to add some hardwood flooring to your home in Albuquerque. While this is an exciting time, you may find yourself with a lot of questions.  What plank width should I choose?  Which species will be best? Should I install solid hardwood floors or engineered hardwood flooring?  Let us help you with that last question!  Read on to learn just what engineered hardwood flooring is and if it sounds like it’s right for you!

What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

When you started your hardwood flooring search, you may not have even known engineered hardwood flooring existed.  Engineered hardwood flooring is made from several layers of wood. The top layer of wood is the layer you will see and this can be made from any species of wood you would like. This top layer is about 3.5mm thick and it can be sanded and refinished three to five times throughout the life of the floor. The bottom layers are made from plywood, making the flooring more affordable and more eco-friendly.

Where Can It Be Installed?

Tne of the great advantages to choosing engineered hardwood flooring is the fact that it can be installed almost anywhere in the home!  The many layers of wood make the flooring less susceptible to moisture or humidity damage.  That means you can install engineered hardwood flooring upstairs, in the hallways, or even in the basement!

What Kind of Maintenance is Required?

With any type of flooring you install, you want to know what you’re signing up for maintenance-wise. Engineered hardwood flooring is a very low maintenance flooring option.  Its resilience to moisture makes it more durable than solid hardwood flooring in some ways.  All you’ll really need to do for regular upkeep is to sweep, mop, and dry mop.  Engineered hardwood floors will look great for years to come. And if you do notice some dings or scratches, you can always choose to sand and refinish the floors, just like solid hardwood flooring!

Still have questions about engineered hardwood flooring?  Call the experts at the Poulin Design Center.  We’d love to help you find the perfect new flooring for your home.  Call us today, or stop by our showroom in Albuquerque!