Choosing a new flooring comes with a lot of consideration: price, ease of cleaning, and longevity. Engineered wood flooring is an option when you want the look of hardwood in your home or business without worry.
Here are the ins and outs of engineered hardwood flooring:
Engineered hardwood flooring is constructed not to expand or contract
Engineered wood differs from hardwood in how it is constructed. Where hardwood floors are solid wood, engineered wood is comprised of layered wood sheets pressed together. The grain is alternated, so they are perpendicular to each other. This creates a strong plank that won’t expand or contract like hardwood. Engineered hardwood looks like a traditional wooden floor because the top layer is solid hardwood.
Engineered hardwood flooring is easy to install
Engineered wood is easy to install and can even be installed directly over your old floorings, such as vinyl or tile. The installation often requires the planks to be interlocked as they are placed.
Engineered hardwood is easy to clean and care for
Because of the way it is constructed, engineered wood is easy to clean and care for. For day-to-day cleaning, sweep with a microfiber mop and a damp mop when needed. If a deeper clean is required, use a recommended cleaner, testing in an inconspicuous spot before using it to ensure it won’t damage the finish.
Avoid harsh chemicals, steam mops, and rough applicators, as these can damage your engineered wood floors.
Shop engineered hardwood at Carpet Creations St. Louis
Interested in engineered hardwood in your home or business? Come into Carpet Creations today to discuss your next flooring project with our team of experts! We are a local, family-owned establishment servicing the Greater St. Louis area, including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, and Warren County.