Engineered wood flooring is becoming more popular in the UK as homeowners are looking for new and innovative ways to upgrade their homes for less. Here at Custom Carpentry Solutions, we install some of the industry’s most beautiful and durable engineered flooring and our team are constantly asked what the advantages of it are over natural hardwood flooring materials.
Our response is always that interior flooring choices have made some incredible advancements over the past decade and there are many reasons a homeowner should consider engineered flooring for their homes. Here are some of the advantages of engineered wood flooring so you can decide for yourself if it is right for your home’s floors.
It is affordable. Engineered wood flooring is very affordable making it a good choice for homeowners on a budget.
It is durable. Engineered wood flooring is very durable and can take a lot of abuse. This is because it is made in ideal working environments and it is made up of many layers of plywood that are bonded together.
It looks like real wood. Engineered wood flooring looks just like natural wood flooring. In fact, some people can’t tell the difference.
It doesn’t expand or contract like solid wood. Engineered wood flooring doesn’t expand like natural wood flooring does and that is thanks to its construction. In high moisture areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, engineered wood flooring will hold its shape much better thanks to the “sandwiched” layers of wood used to create it.
It comes in a wide range of species, grades and finishes. You can find engineered wood flooring in almost any colour, style or species of wood you like making it easier to match with the rest of your home especially if you are on a budget.
It takes less time to install. Engineered wood flooring is easy to work with and it takes less time to install compared to natural wood flooring. This can save builders time and homeowners money on installation.
If you are considering engineered wood flooring for your home, contact Custom Carpentry Solutions today and let one of our professional craftsmen assist you and answer any questions you might have.