Should You Choose Engineered Wood Flooring?

Jun 23rd, 2010No Comments

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When building your new house or remodeling your existing home, you may want the look and feel of hardwood flooring but be turned off by its susceptibility to moisture, and laminate flooring may look like real wood, but it is not. Thankfully, modern technology has given us engineered flooring.

Engineered Wood Flooring is Real Wood

It is comprised of a layer of 1/16” to 1/8” of real hardwood with thin layers of plywood underneath it. What you see is 100% real wood. And what’s really nice about engineered wood flooring is that it’s stronger than normal hardwood floor, because the plywood is laid across the grain of the wood top.

The benefits of engineered flooring are numerous:

  • Variety– If it comes in solid hardwood, it comes engineered. Hickory, maple or oak engineered flooring are all available, plus dozens of others!
  • Pre-Finished– Engineered hardwood flooring is already sanded and sealed, so once it’s down, you don’t have to wait to walk on it.
  • Can still be sanded- One major drawback of laminate is it can’t be sanded like a real wood floor, so you have to live with the inevitable scratches. Engineered wood floors are able to be sanded several times depending on the thickness.
  • Higher Moisture Resistance– Engineered floors can handle light moisture better than hardwood floors.
  • Variety of Installation Options-Engineered flooring can be nailed down, glued down or floating.

CK Custom Kitchens are the professionals behind Outer Banks Custom Flooring, and we carry a broad range of engineered wood flooring for you to choose from. We carry most all of the major brands, such as Shaw, Mohawk, and Anderson Wood Flooring. And our professional installation staff will have it installed perfectly every time.

If you think engineered flooring might be for you, then fill out the contact form on this page, and one of our professional staff will get in touch with you to set up an appointment to come see our show floor in Southern Shores across from the Home Depot.

And once you fill out the form, we will waive the $200 dollar design fee. This means we’ll make a 3D model of your room with the flooring so you can see it before you buy it. No more guesswork! So what are you waiting for? Fill it out now!

CK Custom Kitchens Outer Banks

5385 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Suite 6

Southern Shores NC 27949

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