Is engineered hardwood a floating floor?
Engineered wood brings the classic look of hardwood flooring into your home. Like solid hardwood planks, engineered hardwood flooring is available in various types of wood, including trendy wire brushed, handscraped, and distressed styles.
It's easy to find that 'just ideal for my home' plank at L&L Flooring Company in Nashville, TN, since many styles are extensive.
Engineered wood flooring installation
While manufactured wood looks the same as perennially prized solid hardwood flooring, there are differences between the two types of wood flooring.
An engineered plank floor is easily installed in more home areas since it is not nailed to a wood subfloor. Instead, planks are designed for floating floor installation, which means no attachment to a subfloor is necessary.
Unlike solid wood, engineered wood flooring can be exposed to wetness because its plywood base layer is structured to create moisture tolerance.
In addition, because of its floating floor design and moisture resistance, manufactured wood is installed over cement subfloors and existing flooring. However, it's important to remember that engineered wood is not waterproof.
Engineered hardwood floors are less costly than solid hardwood flooring, and the installation process is easier. But it is by no means a 'cheap' floor covering, and in fact, top-quality engineered wood floors last almost as long as solid wood floors.
These high-quality planks have a hardwood surface layer that is thick enough to allow for one-time sanding.
Choose us for your engineered hardwood flooring today
Locally-owned L&L Flooring Company installs wood floors in an area in TN that includes Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, and Spring Hill. We offer other services, too, like free in-home measurement and design consultation.
Please stop by our showroom in Nashville, TN today to enjoy personalized service or make an appointment for a visit from our mobile showroom. We have the engineered wood flooring you'll love.