Hardwood is naturally beautiful and warm. With the right finish, it can add style and luxury to any room in the house. It’s also one of the most desirable flooring options for homeowners. The return on investment for hardwood floors is well worth the installation. Plus, since hardwood is made only from wood, it is strong and long-lasting.
Hardwood truly possesses both beauty and brawn. It’s 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. It has the best of both worlds where style meets durability.
Engineered hardwood is a relatively new alternative to solid wood flooring. However, it has quickly become popular and 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 stability.
Consequently, engineered hardwood is also more durable. For homeowners that live in areas that deal with a lot of humidity and water, engineered hardwood is the way to go. It’s better suited above and below ground for humid climates. Because engineered hardwood handles moisture better than solid wood, it can be used in areas such as basements. Nonetheless, engineered hardwood is not the best option for high moisture areas such as bathrooms.
At Hicks Carpet One, we have a great selection of engineered hardwood that will best fit you and your home. We will also 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. If you have any questions about engineered hard flooring, feel free to contact us or call us at (210) 904-0670. To view our engineered hardwood flooring collection, stop by Hicks Carpet One at our 9901 Broadway Suite 109, San Antonio, TX, 78217 location.