Engineered Wood Floors: What to Know Before You Buy

There are many things you should consider when choosing engineered flooring.  Engineered oak flooring is a superb alternative to solid oak  and an attractive and versatile flooring option. If you are planning to get the engineered oak floors installed, some pros and cons have to be kept in mind before you make a final decision.

Advantages of engineered oak flooring:

  1. One of the benefits of engineered oak flooring is that it looks luxurious and sophisticated but won’t cost you a fortune.
  2. Like any other wood floors, oak floors come in a wide range of colors and grades, from really light to really dark as well as from prime to rustic.
  3. Engineered oak flooring is very durable. Like any other quality engineered flooring, engineered oak flooring is made up of several layers. Accordingly, engineered oak flooring is far less likely to split or bend in comparison to solid oak flooring.
  4. Opposite to solid oak flooring, engineered oak flooring can be fitted in rooms that are affected by temperature or moisture fluctuations.
  5. Unlike solid oak flooring, there is no issue fitting the engineered oak flooring over underfloor heating.

Disadvantages of engineered oak flooring:

  1. Just like other engineered wood flooring, engineered oak flooring is susceptible to fading because of too much contact with sunlight.
  2. Engineered oak flooring can be refinished once or twice if it gets scratched, unlike solid oak flooring, which in need can be refinished several times.

Even if selecting the right kind of flooring can get a little tricky, but by weighing the pros and cons of engineered wood flooring, you will make a wise decision.

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