What is Engineered Wood Flooring?

If you’re considering engineered wood flooring for your home, trust Seer Flooring. We have decades of experience installing and refinishing engineered wood and sell the top brands with excellent warranties.

What is Engineered Wood Flooring?

Make no mistake, engineered wood flooring is real wood. The difference between hardwood flooring and engineered is that hardwood is one layer of real wood whereas engineered wood floors have multiple layers with only the top layer being real wood. The layers beneath the hardwood vary based on which brand you choose but are some combination of plywood or fiberboard. Because engineered wood floors are real wood, they can be refinished. The top layer, or wear layer’s thickness, will determine how many times it can be sanded and refinished.

engineered wood flooringWhy Engineered Wood may be a Better Choice for Your Home

Depending on how your home was built and your budget, engineered wood might be a better option than hardwood or laminate flooring.

Engineered vs. Hardwood Floors

If your home is prone to moisture because it is on a slab, you may want to consider engineered over hardwood. Engineered wood’s multiple layers make it better able to tolerate moisture, especially that which seeps up through your slab. Although there are engineered wood products that can cost as much as hardwood flooring, there are many options that cost much less. The last reason you may want to choose engineered wood is that it comes prefinished. That means there is less disruption to your home during installation.

Engineered vs. Laminate Flooring

When budget is a concern, laminate is definitely the less expensive option, however, laminate doesn’t have the resale value that engineered or hardwood flooring have. Laminate flooring can’t be refinished whereas engineered flooring can. Most homeowners who have had both engineered wood and laminate in their home report that the engineered floors are softer to stand on.

Seer Flooring, Your Engineered Wood Flooring Company

When you’re ready to upgrade your old flooring, give us a call. We’ve been selling and installing the top brands of engineered wood floors throughout Tampa Bay for years. If you have engineered wood floors that are in need of refinishing, we offer professional engineered wood floor refinishing services too. Contact us to learn more about our services (727) 308-3720 or to request a quote for your engineered wood flooring needs.