Installing hardwood flooring is a great way to add to the value of your home. Many homeowners choose engineered hardwood flooring because it can be a bit more cost effective than solid hardwood. Although engineered hardwood often comes pre-finished, it is still a good idea to seal it. Sealing adds an extra layer of protection to your flooring, and can also help it last longer. Here are some more benefits of sealing your engineered hardwood flooring.
Reduce the Risk of Water Damage
All hardwood flooring is vulnerable to water damage, but engineered hardwood can be more vulnerable than solid hardwood if it isn’t properly sealed. When hardwood is damaged by water or some other moisture, the damage can go below the surface. This can lead to many costly repairs. If the damage isn’t caught in time, moisture damage can necessitate a full replacement of your flooring. Making sure your engineered hardwood flooring is properly sealed can save you time and money.
Extend the Life of Your Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Many homeowners choose to install hardwood flooring because of its warmth and classic, natural beauty. Unfortunately, time takes its toll on everything and your engineered hardwood will eventually wear down. Sealing helps to prolong the life of your flooring, so that you can enjoy the many benefits of your hardwood for as long as possible.
Because of the way it is manufactured, it isn’t typically possible to refinish engineered hardwood. Even if it is possible, engineered flooring can only be sanded down so many times before the top layer is gone and a new floor is needed. Since very little material is needed to ensure your floor is well-sealed, it is a cost-effective way to protect your flooring investment.
Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.