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Engineered hardwood products are comprised of multiple plywood or block layers beneath a veneer hardwood top layer. These plywood layers/blocks allow for the flooring to have superior plank stability, and behave better under an unstable excess of dryness and moisture. These products are great for installation using radiant heating.
At Grand Floors, we recommend engineered hardwood when you are looking to update your cottage, basement, as well as any area in your condo or house.
This choice is steadily gaining popularity because of its versatility of use as well as the sustainability of trees that are being used to create the planks. When thinking about the environment, this is a great choice because it only uses to 1 ½ mm – 6mm of the given hardwood, compared to 90mm deep when working with a solid hardwood plank.
An engineered floor can be installed as a floating floor, glued, or it can even be nailed down like traditional solid wood planks. Although installing your floors can be done as a DIY job, we recommend hiring professional installers to put your new floor together to maintain the it’s integrity and the warranty.
Engineered floors are a very durable choice when it comes to the lifespan of the product in medium traffic areas. Professionals say that a properly installed engineered product can last up to 50 years if maintained responsibly.
Some choices are available with a scratch resistant finishes, but this does not mean that scratches are impossible. Always be mindful of heavy furniture by using felt pads and keep your pet's nails cut to a short length to avoid floor damage.
When buying flooring for a high traffic area we would recommend a more textured finish as it provides better durability opposed to a smooth finish where dents and scratches will be more visible.
When it comes to cleaning, maintenance could not be easier! All you need is a broom, or vacuum and a mop. When you clean your floor you first need to sweep or vacuum up all of the dirt that is on top, and then apply an approved brand of cleaning agent.
With a few sprays and a regular wipe down, your flooring will remain just as beautiful as the day you bought it for years to come.
Word of warning: Do not use acidic-based products on the floor, and avoid large amounts of water, as this will damage the wood.
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Need a quick quote? Call the store and we will give you a general price.
We will happily fill custom requests to ensure you get the floor or product you are after.
When our team installs your new floor, Grand Floors will offer a two year service warranty.
Ask for a take home size sample, so you can compare colours in your own home.
The main difference between these flooring types are that engineered hardwood is made with a layered plywood or block base, and has a portion of hardwood fused to the surface.
Engineered hardwood floors can be installed in any room or level of the house, and are also suitable for cottages and condominiums.
Yes, engineered floors can be refinished just as you can with a regular hardwood floor. The number of times your engineered floor can be refinished is determined by how thick the top layer of hardwood is on the surface of the plank.
Engineered flooring can be just as durable as traditional hardwood. The durability is based on the finish of the floor and the species of surface wood. A benefit of engineered floors is that the plywood/block base makes the floor more resistant to warping and cupping caused by humidity changes.
This is a strong and structurally stable choice due to its property of not reacting to dramatic moisture changes. It also uses less of the tree in which the specific species is extracted from, making the choice more eco-friendly. Some engineered flooring can be less expensive and can be more economical than solid hardwood flooring, while giving off the same aesthetic.