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Engineered hardwood flooring is a smart and durable option for homes in the Huntsville and Madison County area. At Floor Coverings International in Huntsville, we install engineered hardwood in a variety of spaces including bedrooms, entryways, living rooms and basements. It’s always important to learn about the unique benefits and possible drawbacks of flooring options before you make a choice. Engineered hardwood has its own set of traits that make it a very popular flooring style across the country.

Benefits

Easier to install and lower in cost than solid hardwood, engineered hardwood is a great choice for busy families on a budget. Each plank is made from multiple layers of solid hardwood and high-density fiberboard. The range of materials used also makes this flooring more eco-friendly than solid hardwood because you don’t have to cut down an entire tree. Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed below grade in basements, or even in areas that can get some moisture like bathrooms. This is thanks to the a seal that helps the flooring combat moisture damage more effectively than traditional hardwood.

Drawbacks

One of the main negative sides of engineered hardwood is that it can’t be refinished as many times as solid hardwood. The thinner layer of solid wood can only be lightly sanded before it becomes too thing to be used any longer. This means that if your floors are likely to see a lot of scratches and damage over time, you may want to invest in solid hardwood that can be refinished multiple times.

Installation

When engineered hardwood flooring is brought into your home, it is always prefinished and cut to the plank size of your choice. This means that the installers of Floor Coverings International in Huntsville will be finished with your flooring immediately after the last plank is placed. In contrast, many solid hardwood floors need to be finished and sealed after installation. This can take up to a number of months to completely finish, resulting in a much longer and more inconvenient installation process.

Options

At Floor Coverings International, we offer a variety of engineered hardwood flooring options to Huntsville, Madison County and the surrounding areas. Some of the styles include:

  • Oak
  • Hickory
  • Maple
  • Cherry
  • Bamboo

When it’s time for new hardwood flooring set up a free, in-home consultation with Floor Coverings International of Huntsville!