shutterstock_250862404At Floor Coverings International of Waukesha and Brookfield, staying up to date on trends in the flooring industry is a paramount concern. That may mean carrying green flooring or Luxury Vinyl Tile, and we’re sure to have all the information you need on what’s currently in with interior decorators. Our expert staff is equipped with the knowledge to know exactly what species of hardwood flooring will match your Modernist décor, or whether berber carpet flooring will work well in your new basement addition. In terms of contemporary options, one of our favorite products is engineered hardwood, which although it has been around for a while is really building steam in the design world. Read on to find out more about engineered hardwood flooring, where it will work best in your home, and what it’s advantages are. Also, don’t forget to contact Floor Coverings International of Milwaukee for all your flooring needs!

Some Background On  Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood flooring first came onto the scene in the 1960’s, and the technology has been constantly evolving since then. At this point in time, engineered hardwood flooring makes up nearly 30 percent of all flooring sales in the U.S, and for good reason. Engineered hardwood is produced when a thin veneer of hardwood is attached to a sturdy body of plywood. Currently available in a number of different styles and colors, as well as accent effects such as hand-scraping, engineered hardwood flooring has emerged as a wonderful choice for those looking for the look of classic hardwood flooring for a fraction of the price.

Why We Love Engineered Hardwood Flooring

The advantages of engineered hardwood flooring are many, with the number one reason being its affordable price point. Due to the improvements in engineered wood over the years, the products on the market today are nearly indistinguishable in look from traditional hardwood flooring. Even better, engineered hardwood tends to handle moisture and temperature changes much better than standard hardwood flooring, and it can withstand these fluctuations without warping or expanding like most natural woods. Most engineered hardwood floors come with a warranty of at least ten years, making it a flooring option that will last in your home. If you’re searching for a flooring option that looks stunning while being built to withstand the difficulties of daily life, look no further than engineered hardwood.

Where You Should Consider Engineered Hardwood In Your Home

Although engineered hardwood is certainly suitable for the entire home, there are some rooms in the house that the product is absolutely perfect for. The moisture found in most basements and sub-floors tend to be too much for natural hardwood flooring, but engineered hardwood is up for the task due to the crisscross application of its veneer top. Engineered hardwood is also ideal for houses that feature radiant heat. Traditional hardwood flooring can have trouble transferring temperature, but engineered hardwood planks are more than up to the challenge. It must be mentioned that although engineered hardwood flooring is more effective than its traditional counterpart at handling moisture, homeowners should still be leery of installing it in rooms such as the laundry room.

At Floor Coverings International of Brookfield, we’re sure to have everything you need to make engineered hardwood flooring in your home a reality. Call us today for a free in-home estimate!

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