Are you interested in adding hardwood floors to your home, but wish they were easier to install and more affordable? Engineered hardwood flooring can be a great alternative to solid hardwood floors! Engineered hardwood is made from real wood and looks like solid hardwood, but offers some useful benefits. Our team at Floor Coverings International Albuquerque and Santa Fe has seen engineered hardwood flooring work well in many Albuquerque, Santa Fe homes. engineered hardwood types

What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

Engineered hardwood is created by stacking three to five layers of wood and bonding these layers together with heat and pressure. It is built from a base of firm plywood with a small layer of actual hardwood on the surface, resulting in flooring that looks just like hardwood! It’s very durable and will hold up well in high-traffic rooms. To install, the planks are stapled, nailed, glued down or clicked together– a much easier process compared to installing hardwood. It comes in a range of varieties including oak, hickory, cherry, and bamboo, making it easy to find one to fit your style. It can be a good choice for areas like the dining room, living room, and entryways.

Benefits of Engineered Hardwood Flooring:

Moisture-Resistant: Engineered hardwood won’t expand and contract the way solid hardwood does in high-moisture areas. Its sturdy base makes it stand up to moisture and it is generally unaffected by variations in humidity. It can even work in areas like the kitchen or bathroom.

Long-Lasting: Engineered hardwood floors can be professionally sanded and finished a few times over the course of its life, and will last through the years.

Affordable: Engineered hardwood floors can look as good as hardwood floors but at a lower cost.

There are also other good options if you’re looking for an alternative to hardwood for your Albuquerque, Santa Fe home. Wood-look tile can also be a great solution, especially in areas like the bathroom. If you aren’t sure what the best choice is for your home, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Albuquerque and Santa Fe for a free estimate and guidance for your next flooring project. 

“Let our knowledgeable, friendly staff assist you in choosing the hardwood flooring that’s best for you!” – Tom Poulin, Owner

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