Engineered wood flooring has become a popular choice in flooring that offers you beauty, durability and versatility. An economical alternative to solid hardwood, engineered flooring is available in a variety of domestic and exotic wood types, stained finishes, distinctive characteristics and unique grain features.
A manufactured product, engineered flooring is comprised of a solid wood top wear layer and an inner core of three to nine layers of wood veneers that are cross layered, glued and bonded together under heat and pressure. In each layer, the grain runs in a different direction, minimizing the effects of expansion and contraction due to varying weather conditions.
As a result, engineered flooring will tolerate humidity changes in your home and can be installed on concrete, making the engineered product a good choice for areas like your basement or in condominium apartment units and can be installed over radiant heating systems.
In addition to its stability and versatility, engineered wood flooring allows for a floating floor installation where the tongue-and-groove planks are not nailed to the sub-floor but rather to each other. This technique not only makes it easier to install but also makes it easier to repair or replace damaged planks.
Quality engineered flooring products have a life span of anywhere from 20 to 80, depending on the thickness of the top wear layer, the room or area where your install it and the amount of traffic. Depending on the type of wood and the thickness, the top layer can be sanded and re-stained several times to restore the original lustre of the flooring.
When you visit Nealy’s Flooring at 500 Bingemans Centre Dr. in Kitchener you will find a wide range of quality engineered flooring products as well as solid hardwood, carpeting, vinyl, ceramic and natural stone. A family owned business with more than 30 years of experience in the flooring business, their knowledgeable staff of flooring experts will work with you to choose the flooring product that best suits your needs and complements your home décor.