Wood – FAQ’s
What is engineered wood floor made of?
Engineered hardwood flooring is made up of multiple, cross layered plies of wood, bonded together by glue. Because of its multi-ply construction engineered floors are more durable than a solid hardwood floor. It is built with a plywood core topped with a hardwood veneer.
How do you install engineered floors?
Engineered hardwoods can be installed three different ways: glued-down directly to a concrete slab; nailed down to plywood; or floated. With the exception of carpet, engineered floors can be floated over an existing floor as long as the current floor is flat and stable.
How do I maintain a wood floor?
Just like any flooring surface clean up spills as soon as they occur. Although engineered floors can withstand some moisture, excessive moisture will cause damage. Sweep regularly to reduce dirt build up that can scratch your wood surface. Avoid cleaners with oils, and other household products that are not recommended by the wood manufacturer.
Can I refinish my hardwood floors?
Yes, and depending on the thickness of your hardwood veneer you can refinish them more than once.
How do I prevent scratches on wood flooring?
Adding additional floor covering, like rugs, in active areas is a good way to prevent scratches. Use felt pads under furniture to prevent scratching if furniture is moved, also avoid dragging furniture. If you live with pets keep their nails clipped; active pets can easily dig into the surface. Handscraped floors are a good choice for people with active families to hide scratches that might occur.
What are the benefits of engineered hardwood flooring:
- Hardwood flooring increases the value of any home.
- Hardwood floors are a good choice for people who suffer with allergies, because they do not withhold dust.
- Hardwood flooring is easy to maintain.
- Engineered flooring can be installed in all areas of the home, including basements.