The Benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring in Hatteras

Dec 18th, 2010No Comments

When choosing flooring for your Outer Banks home, you should consider engineered wood flooring.  Engineered wood offers many advantages over other types of flooring, particularly here on the beach.

Engineered wood flooring looks just like traditional hardwood flooring.  That is because it consists of a thin layer (about 1/8 inch) of real wood atop a layer of plywood.

Some of the advantages of engineered wood flooring are:

  • Engineered wood flooring resists moisture better than traditional hardwood flooring.  This makes it an excellent choice anywhere on the Outer Banks, from Hatteras to Corolla.  Unlike hardwood, engineered wood flooring will not warp or shrink from humidity or radiant heat.
  • Engineered wood is less expensive than traditional hardwood flooring but has the same glamorous look and feel.
  • The variety of colors and grains available in hardwood flooring are also available in engineered wood.  After all, engineered wood does have a surface of solid wood over its plywood base.
  • Engineered wood flooring is prefinished.  That means there is no wait once your flooring is in place, unlike tile or traditional hardwood.
  • Engineered wood can be sanded and refinished; just as traditional hardwood can be refinished.  This gives you the option of making your floor look like new if it has been damaged or heavily worn.
  • Engineered wood flooring can be installed on a grade.  If your floor is on a slight rise, engineered wood is the right choice for you.

Engineered wood flooring offers many advantages over other types of flooring and is an excellent choice for anyone on the Outer Banks.  Get the look and feel of hardwood flooring without many of the disadvantages, and save some money too!

Outer Banks Custom Flooring can help you choose the right engineered wood flooring in Hatteras.  We have many styles, colors, and grains to choose from and can help you find the flooring of your dreams.

Outer Banks Custom Flooring has been serving OBX for decades and has the experience and skill to meet all of your flooring needs.

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