Ease of installation
Engineered wood flooring is easy to work and quick to lay, thus making them perfect for both DIY enthusiasts and professional floor installers. No special skills or expertise are required, and if you can follow simple instructions contained in the manufacturer’s manual, then you don’t have to hire an installer to fix the floors for you. With the versatility of engineered wood flooring, they can be installed in any place where you would install solid wood floors, and especially in areas where solid wood floors would not be ideal. Some of these places include-:
In the basement
Moisture is number one enemy of basement floors, and when solid wood is installed, it will be just a matter of time before the moisture causes extensive damage to the floor. Since engineered wood flooring has multiple layers with a laminate on the top, its tendency to expand and contract due to effects of moisture is greatly reduced and this makes it very ideal for installation in the basement. During remodeling projects, the doorways and stairways would be ideal targets for the engineered wood flooring because of their thinness compared to hardwood flooring. They allow for high-quality finishes in great styles and texture which add to the overall quality and value of any remodeling project.
In kitchen and bathrooms
Engineering flooring is superior in handling moisture swings compared to solid wood flooring, and this is what makes it ideal for installation in the kitchen and bathroom environments. However, a lot of caution is needed when the same flooring is to be used in a busy bathroom with lots of drips and wet towels, as well as excessive steam from the showers. A combination of such would compromise the integrity of the boards, and they may sooner or later get damaged. However, for a normal kitchen or bathroom environment, they will always work great as far as limiting moisture damage on the floors is considered.