Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Flooring is one of the most important elements of a home, with the ability to turn a space into a welcoming, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind destination. As contractors, builders, and home designers surely know, the type and quality of flooring can make or break the first impression for buyers. One of the most sought-after floorings that are turning heads and making a name in the industry is engineered hardwood flooring.
Let’s dive into the best qualities of engineered hardwood flooring and what sets it apart from other traditional materials.
What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?
Engineered hardwood flooring is a modern, more affordable option to find high-quality hardwood that can last decades. It’s constructed with 3 to 12 layers, with its core board made of multiple layers of plywood bonded together and a top layer of solid wood fitted with a strong adhesive. With numerous layers so securely held together, engineered hardwood flooring is more durable, stable, and resistant to changes such as temperature and moisture than other flooring types. Plus, with endless styles, finishes, and widths, engineered hardwood floors offer a more aesthetically pleasing look and feel to any home.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring vs. Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl is an excellent scratch and waterproof flooring option with a comparable price point to engineered hardwood flooring. However, in terms of longevity, engineered hardwood flooring will always outperform vinyl, plus its natural hardwood top layer makes for an even more stunning appearance and feel.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring vs. Laminate Flooring
With a tough resin coating, laminate flooring is made to last with extra durability, scratch resistance, low maintenance, and lower cost. Although more durable and having easier upkeep, laminate can’t be refinished, and its synthetic makeup doesn’t always match the beautiful look and feel of natural wood that engineered hardwood flooring can replicate while offering a higher resale value and unique design appeal.
Arkland Trading Inc. specializes in high-quality, attention-grabbing engineered hardwood flooring. Our flooring is carb II compliant, and we stay away from sliced or rotary cutting, keeping it solely saw-cut, which allows it to retain a natural wood pattern that looks elegantly traditional year after year. Made of plywood instead of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard), it’s also a sturdier, better material that’s more suited to the bustle of everyday life and buyers’ modern needs.
Explore our engineered hardwood flooring collections today.