Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered wood is produced with three to five layers of hardwood, plywood or HDF and a top layer of hardwood veneer. Each layer is stacked in a cross-grain configuration and bonded together under heat and pressure. As a result, engineered wood flooring provides a greater stability, particularly where moisture or heat pose problems for solid hardwood floors and can be installed at all levels of the home.
The top layer veneer hardwood typically can be 0.5mm up to 6.0 mm in thickness. A quality hardwood veneer will provide many years of wear.
Engineered floors are the ideal flooring for installation over concrete. Engineered hardwoods expand and contract little, if any, opposed to solid hardwoods.
Engineered hardwood flooring has a variety of installation methods: nail-down, glue-down and floating.
Engineered flooring comes both in pre-finished and unfinished products.
Can Engineered Hardwood Flooring be Refinished?
Absolutely, depending on the wear layer of the engineered flooring most can be refinished. If sanding is desired, typically, sanding procedure removes 1/32 of an inch. The thicker the wear layer the more times the engineered flooring can be refinished.
A Tradition Floors carries a vast selection of Engineered Hardwood Flooring at our showroom The Floor Konnection. In fact we have one of the largest selections in Northern CA today.