Engineered Hardwood Floors in Vaughan & Toronto, ON
Engineered Hardwood Floors refers to real wood floors that are manufactured using multiple layers of different wood veneers. The sub-layers can be of the same species or of different species. The grain of each layer runs in different directions, which makes it very stable. This means that the wood will expand and contract less than solid wood floors with fluctuation in humidity and temperature. The top layer of engineered wood flooring consists of high-quality wood. This type of flooring can be sanded and stained like solid hardwood flooring, but this process cannot be done as many times as solid hardwood flooring. Engineered flooring is available both unfinished and factory finished, and comes in in 1/2” and 3/4” thickness and in drop-lock or tongue and groove formats.
We carry a wide range of of engineered hardwood floors in Vaughan & Toronto. Below you will find some of our best selling products.
A Great Choice for Every Room
Engineered flooring is a good choice for bathrooms and kitchens in Toronto, due to its more moisture-resistant qualities. It is also an excellent choice for the rest of your home too, thanks to its beautiful appearance and durability. Whilst it is true that engineered hardwood cannot be refinished as many times as solid timber, the nature of its construction makes it harder wearing in many situations so it is not necessary to sand it down as often. Solid timber may last you a lifetime but a good quality engineered wood floor, installed by highly skilled professionals such as those that work on our installation team, will give a solid wood floor a run for its money.
Reasons to Use Engineered Flooring
If you are having difficulty deciding whether to install engineered wood floors or solid hardwood, take a look at the following reasons that the former are often recommended.
- Concrete Subfloor – In the event that you are dealing with a concrete subfloor, an engineered floor is the only sensible option as solid timber may not provide structural integrity.
- Rooms with High Moisture Content – As mentioned above, this type of flooring is ideal for use in rooms where there may be a high moisture content in the air, as well as the possibility of water falling directly onto the floor, such as bathrooms.
- Faster Installation – If you would rather get the whole process over and done with as quickly as possible, engineered flooring can be installed more quickly than comparable solid hardwood floors. The pieces are designed to slot together easily, so once any part pieces have been cut and put into place, it really is a very fast process.
- Lower Cost – Although this is not always the case as it depends on the quality of the products being compared and the type of wood in question, engineered hardwood floors are often cheaper than their hardwood counterparts. The fact that they are quicker to fit means that installation costs are usually lower too.
Choosing the Right Engineered Wood for Your Needs
As with our solid hardwood range, our engineered products in Toronto are available in a range of stains so that you can get the perfect colour for your home. The best way to pick a particular type of wood and stain is to visit our store, which is just north of Toronto in Vaughan, and take a look at each one for yourself.