Use engineered hardwood flooring in these situations

Use engineered hardwood flooring in these situations

You may have often considered installing hardwood flooring but are concerned about the wood/water challenges. Even though it's easy enough to combat, you may still hesitate. 

Solid wood is limited as to where it can be installed. A solution would be to go with the engineered version of wood floors.

What is engineered wood flooring?

There are two versions of hardwood: solid and engineered. Solid is one thick slab throughout, and, like all wood, it's susceptible to water damage. Engineered is layered, placed crosswise, and has a little resin. 

The result is more stability and a better ability to handle water. Engineered wood flooring is the best of both worlds.

Beauty and function

You will still have your gorgeous floors with your species of choice: hickory, maple, oak, etc. 

Engineered hardwood flooring comes in planks of all sizes to create unique layouts and patterns. These include herringbone, random width, diagonal, etc. 

You’ll see knots, grains, swirls, and textures. The only difference is underneath, where you don't know what's happening.

Where should I install engineered hardwood floors? 

  1. You can install engineered wood flooring in homes prone to leaks, near water, and high tides. In Florida, we have a lot of waterways. When you have engineered hardwood floors in Boca Raton, FL, your home will stand up to the water. 
  2. Homes with large families that include kids and pets. These floors are usually pre-finished with a super-tough finish that withstands scratches, dents, and wear.
  3. In basements. They can be cold and damp, and since your floor will be stable, there are no concerns about expansion and contraction.
  4. Half-baths. No wood should be installed in full baths, known as the "wettest rooms in the house," but half baths are fine.

Visit our showroom for your engineered wood flooring

At Exclusive Flooring Collection, we place high priority on value. Hardwood flooring, whether engineered or solid, lasts for decades, adds value to a property, and is easy to care for.

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in Boca Raton, where you'll see designer-quality wood from brands like Kahrs, Fabrica, Lauzon, Karastan-BelleLuxe, and more.

We service Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Parkland, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Miami.