Engineered Wood Floor:Real Wood and Plywood
Of the two, engineered wood is most closely aligned to solid hardwood.Its price point, too, resembles that of solid hardwood and it does incorporate a thin layer of natural wood on top of dimensionally stable plywood. Its perceived value–as well as monetary value–has gained in the last two decades as more builders, designers, and homeowners have adopted it.
Engineering Wood Used In Outdoor Advantage
The benefits of using engineered wood floors include more resistance to slightly lower and higher moisture levels than solid wood flooring, which adds to their appeal to use in damp basements or in regions of the country that have higher or lower than normal relative humidity levels. Also, engineered flooring can be direct glued-down over (dry) concrete slabs above or below grade or stapled down over a wood subfloor.
The Trend Of Engineering Wood In Future
Engineered flooring is becoming a more and more relevant trend in the engineered market. Click locking engineered boards have special tongue and groove systems that simply lock together, forming a tight seam and a seamlessly smooth appearance. Click locking floating engineered floors require absolutely no glue during installation and just lay over a foam or cork underlayment. Click locking engineered floors can be installed on any grade level in the home and not only over traditional plywood or concrete subfloors, but also over old hardwood flooring, vinyl and tile as long as they are flat and well secured.