Is Engineered Flooring Real Wood?Posted: November 16, 2020
What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring & is it Real Wood?
Some people have asked us, “Is engineered hardwood flooring real wood? The answer is simple, “Yes it is.” Engineered wood flooring consists of layered tiers of real wood pressed together to form a structure that has the same beauty as solid wood flooring, while allowing stability and options in installation. The real wood surface layer is available in many different wood types, designs, and finishes, and is also available in many different thicknesses.
During the manufacturing process, multiple layers of real wood run in different directions meaning it’s more dimensionally stable than solid wood but identical to solid wooden flooring in appearance, beauty, and quality. Another benefit of engineered floors is that they will take on the ambient heat within the room. Engineered flooring is warm to the touch, unlike tile, ceramic, or natural stone floors which can also become cold in winter months. And for those with allergies, due to the closed joints between the boards, there’s nowhere for dust to accumulate. Unlike carpets, dust mites, and other allergy-causing organisms cannot survive on clean wood floors and this will help you protect your home from allergens.
Finally, care of your engineered floor is relatively straightforward, it takes no more maintenance than any other floor. Rugs in high-traffic areas, door mats by external doors to assist in keeping shoes free from debris, and cutting down on the amount of dirt and other foreign objects by regularly sweeping are highly recommended. Occasionally cleaning the floor with a high-quality cleaner, one designed specifically for hardwood floors, is also recommended to remove dust that can also wear on the finish of the floor over time.