Durable and easy to install, engineered hardwood is a popular flooring choice in the West Columbia, Lexington & Irmo SC area. Here at Floor Coverings International Columbia, we offer a wide variety of engineered hardwood flooring options to our customers. Whether you have a commercial or residential space that’s in need of new flooring, engineered wood could be the perfect option for your space.
Engineered hardwood planks are made up of multiple layers of plywood and solid hardwood. These layers pressed tougher with large amounts of pressure and heat. A middle layer runs horizontally within each plank to add extras strength. The number of layers varies from around 3 to 5; the more layers, the more durable the flooring.
Benefits & Drawbacks
There are number of things to keep in mind about engineered hardwood. One key benefit of engineered hardwood is its impressive durability. This makes it a great option for high traffic areas like hallways, waiting rooms, and living rooms. The multi-layer design also provides a level of moisture resistance that solid hardwood floors lack. Engineered hardwood floors come prefinished and usually need only to be clipped together correctly. This makes for a fast and easy installation process. Lastly, engineered wood flooring uses less solid hardwood, so it is generally better for the environment than solid wood floors.
The main drawback to engineered hardwood flooring is that it cannot be refinished as many times as solid wood. Usually it can only be refinished once or twice before the thing layer of wood on the top of the plank becomes too thin.
Here at Floor Coverings International Columbia, we offer a range of engineered hardwood flooring styles to choose from. Some of the most popular styles include:
- Brazilian Cherry
You can also choose from an array of stains and finishes for your flooring. There options are practically limitless, so there’s sure to be something perfect for your home or business.
We partner with industry-leading manufacturers to bring you competitive prices on quality engineered flooring options. Contact us today to learn more about our great selection and schedule your free consultation!
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