Advantages and Disadvantages of Engineered Wood Flooring
The Engineered wood is also called mass timber, composite wood or man-made wood, that includes a number of derivative wood products that are manufactured by fixing the strands, or veneers of wood, together with the strong adhesives. The engineered wood flooring has a top layer which is made of the 100% solid wood and covered with the multilayer plywood core. However, the thickness of the top layer and the core will vary due to the design and the manufacturer.
Pros Or Advantages
- Moisture: The Engineered Wood is designed and crafted in a way that it decreases the moisture issues that are associated with the conventional hardwood.
- Stability: In order to provide the added stability to the floor it has the block moisture layers.
- Low Maintenance: It has a very low maintenance as the Engineered Wood will not swell or wrap.
- Resale Value: The Engineered Wood Flooring is made from the real wood, so it will help increase the value of home.
Cons Or Disadvantages
- Cost: The Engineered Wood Flooring is more expensive than the laminate, tile, and carpet.
- Veneers: The Veneers that are used in the Engineered Wood Flooring is very thin to operate which means it can't be sanded or cannot apply the other refinishing methods that would otherwise increase the life of the flooring.
- Core Layers: The core layers must be made from the high-quality wood but unfortunately, some manufacturers use the fiberboard or oriented strand board that will compromise the stability of the flooring.