It is possible to install engineered wood floors in your kitchen as long as you wipe spills immediately. It's also good to put mats or runners strategically in front of sinks to catch splashes.
Wood and moisture
Many of us know now that water is "public enemy number one" of wood. Solid wood floors are one thickness throughout. Therefore, they would warp, cut, and crown in a high moisture area.
What is engineered flooring?
This is another version of hardwood flooring. Again, it looks like solid wood on the surface, with beautiful wood floors, knots, grains, swirls, and undertones.
The difference is underneath. Genuine wood is combined with a bit of resin to form layers. These layers are placed in a crosswise position.
As a result, they are more versatile in placement possibilities, even able to be installed in basements. In addition, like solid hardwood flooring, they can be refinished and add value to a property.
A few points to keep in mind:
1. Thicker is better. The floors range from ⅜-inch to ½-inch. The thickness will determine the number of times it can be sanded and refinished.
2. Current styles: They come in wider planks and patterns, such as a chevron, herringbone, and the latest colors. Hues include light shades, gray, whitewashed, and rich, deep tones.
3. Installation is less expensive: Engineered flooring can be glued, nailed, or float. When a floor floats, pieces click together, mat, and hover over the subfloor without nails or adhesives.
Your area’s wood flooring experts
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