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Installing Functional Engineered Wooden Floors

Apr 15, 2008
Engineered wooden flooring is amazing, it is always changing and the companies producing it are offering better and better quality products. Many innovative companies are starting to find new ways to make this flooring last longer than before.

The Basics of Engineered Wood Flooring

If you are considering installing hardwood flooring products in your home then you need to carefully check that the locations you are installing it in are suitable for hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring is often quite expensive and it is also quite difficult to care for, it will absorb water very quickly and can be damaged if it is installed in moist areas of the home. Engineered flooring is now much more durable than hardwood flooring due to the ways it is manufacturer. These floors can now e installed in areas which weren't previously suitable for hardwood flooring. Engineered floors are designed to look just like natural wooden flooring, but with more durable finishes. This means that these floors will continue to look beautiful for much longer than wooden floors.

The temperature will often change throughout your home, this can cause your wooden floor to expand and contract. This can cause the floor to crack over time which will become noticeable damage if left untreated. Because engineered floors are constructed out of a number of different layers it makes sure that these temperature differences are compensated for. This means that they should last much longer in your home.

Until fairly recently it was not considered a good idea to install wooden flooring in moist or warm areas of the home because the warmth and moistness are likely to damage the floor. However thanks to engineered wooden flooring they are now suitable for pretty much every room in the house without worrying about it breaking.

Even if you live in a very humid area you should still be able to install engineered wooden floorings if you wished. Engineered flooring is much more durable than natural wood and so can put up with a lot of problems which would otherwise damage the floor. This flooring product is also considerably cheaper which means you are not only getting a more durable product which looks the same, but you can save money too!
About the Author
Linden Walhard is writing especially for http://www.insidewoodworking.com , an online publication covering information on bargain laminate flooring and where to buy discount flooring. His work on discount laminate flooring are found on http://www.insidewoodworking.com/flooring/discount_laminate_flooring.html .
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