Nothing quite captures the classic elegance of hardwood floors, until engineered hardwood came around that is. Engineered hardwood uses a layer of natural hardwood on top to give you the exact look and finish without having to go over budget. With an abundance of colour choices and greater flexibility for installation, engineered hardwood has risen significantly in popularity as a flooring choice for homes and businesses. Learn more about the benefits of the engineered hardwood found at Calgary’s Maple Leaf Flooring below.
How is Engineered Hardwood Made?
Engineered wood is made of three to five layers of cross-grained wood that is bonded together under extreme pressure and heat. By pressing the wood together in opposite directions, the fabricated wood is extremely durable. Due to the production of the engineered hardwood, the cost of the product is kept to a minimum. The more expensive wood layer, cut from natural hardwood, is used on top as a finishing layer to give the resiliency and look of hardwood. The less expensive timber, made of high-density fibreboard, is then used for the lower layers.
Why Calgary Customers Love Engineered Hardwood Flooring
The temperature in Calgary follows its own rules. When it goes from plus 10 to minus 10 overnight, having durable products are essential. In addition to being more cost-effective, engineered hardwood is not as susceptible to temperature fluctuation and moisture as traditional wood flooring options. When the temperature drops quickly, moisture can get trapped within your hardwood. The resiliency of engineered hardwood also means it is appropriate for use in places hardwood usually isn’t usually suited for, such as kitchen and bathrooms, being less susceptible to damage from high moisture. Engineered wood can also be installed over any stable surface including ceramic tile, lowering installation costs.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring Products
Our engineered hardwood products are available in a range of colours and finishes available. We can help you determine what style will work best to suit your space and design. Our colours range from light-coloured traditional looking wood to red and burgundy hues, to dark and modern stains. We also have a selection of finishes available including:
All our products are purchased directly from the manufacturers, eliminating middlemen and their extra fees. Some of our hardwood and engineered suppliers include:
If you are looking to renovate or revamp your home or business in Calgary, consider engineered hardwood flooring as a beautiful and durable flooring option. Give us a call to learn more about what choices we currently have available or stop by our showroom to see samples firsthand.