Beauty and brawn with engineered hardwood
Features of Engineered Hardwood
Hardwood is naturally beautiful and warm, and, with the right finish, it can add style and luxury to any room in the house. Plus, since hardwood is made only from wood, it is strong and long-lasting. Hardwood truly possesses both beauty and brawn.
Hardwood is also non-allergenic, which means that it does not absorb dust, mold, or mildew. It is therefore a relatively healthy flooring alternative. In addition, hardwood usually has a surface finish that is easy to clean and maintain.
Engineered hardwood is a relatively new alternative to solid wood flooring, and it currently makes up about 40% of all new wood installs. Engineered hardwood consists of three to seven real wood layers that are cross-directionally pressed together. As a result, the wood grains run in different directions, and this counteracts the natural tendency of wood to expand. The special design provides engineered hardwood with increased dimensional stability.
Consequently, engineered hardwood is better suited for humid climates and both above and below ground. It handles moisture better than solid wood, so it can be used in areas such as basements. Nonetheless, engineered hardwood is not the best option for high moisture areas such as bathrooms.
To learn more about hardwood flooring, stop by Hicks Carpet One in San Antonio, TX. We have a great selection of engineered hardwood, and we can help walk you through the entire floor-buying process. Our experts have years of experience dealing with hardwood in the San Antonio region, so they know which styles work best in the local climate.