If you’re in the market for new wood flooring, it’s a good idea to seriously consider engineered hardwood as a viable option. Whether you’re replacing an older wood floor or making the switch from carpet or some other flooring material, you will likely find that a hardwood floor is exactly what your home needs to feel just right. When you’re deciding between a solid hardwood floor and an engineered hardwood floor, consider these advantages that engineered hardwood flooring brings to the table.
First and perhaps foremost—engineered hardwood flooring is significantly more durable than solid hardwood flooring. It doesn’t really sound right, but it’s true! Solid hardwood flooring is made up entirely of organic wood without any fillers, which actually makes it more prone to moisture retention and warping. Though solid hardwood flooring can be sealed to prevent these issues to some degree, engineered hardwood flooring is naturally more resistant to warping and staining due to its composition and how it’s made. This superior durability is one of the major selling points for engineered hardwood flooring—especially for homeowners with pets and/or kids. If you’re worried that your flooring may be the victim of substantial abuse, then engineered hardwood flooring might be the right choice for you.
While we can certainly re-plant the trees that are used for hardwood floors, there are some issues that need to be considered. Many of the large, mature trees that are used for solid hardwood flooring take a long time to grow, making this flooring option a little more difficult to sustain since some of these trees can take decades to grow back to a size that is even remotely close to the one that was cut down. Engineered hardwood flooring is more sustainable due to the fact that it uses significantly less organic hardwood, and it utilizes the “junk” from other wood processing jobs for a more environmentally-friendly option. Ultimately, fewer mature trees need to be cut down, and the process uses more of the tree, which makes engineered hardwood the more environmentally-friendly option.
Hardwood Flooring 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.
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