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Engineered oak flooring – must-know facts

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Out of oak flooring options available today, engineered oak flooring is often the most popular choice. If you are considering investing in an engineered oak floor,  here are some of the must-know facts about engineered oak flooring.. 

  • Unlike solid oak, which comes straight out of a tree and into your home, engineered oak floors is a more complex product that consists of several layers. The inner layers of engineered oak floors are made of other species of wood, while the outer layer of oak has the same look and feel as hardwood floors.
  • The complex composition of engineered oak flooring reduces the moisture problems associated with conventional hardwood. Unlike solid oak floors, engineered oak flooring does not swell or warp, making it very low maintenance.
  • The longevity and durability of engineered oak floors highly depend on the number of layers and the thickness of the veneers. Veneers that are too thin will prevent sanding and refinishing opportunities that may increase the lifetime of the floor.
  • Engineered oak flooring is definitively easier to install than solid oak flooring. If you are a handy person, you can install them by yourself.
  • Oak engineered floors, like any other type of oak floors and furniture, are naturally exceptionally resistant to fungus as well as insect attacks.
  • Like any other wood, oak provides a wide choice of colors and grades, so you will find engineered oak flooring that suits the style of your home the best.
  • Considering that oak trees grow much more slowly than the trees used to make engineered flooring cores, engineered oak flooring is more environmentally-friendly than solid oak flooring because engineered floors use less the amount of slow-growing tree.

All in all, if you’re thinking about upgrading your flooring, engineered oak floors are a great choice that comes with a long list of exceptional benefits.