Meet your new one-stop-shop choice to enhance your home: engineered hardwood flooring. Starting a renovation or new construction project involves several steps. One of them, (a very important one may we add), is the selection of floor coverings! The latest trend has been towards a more matte, natural look. So, without further ado, here are just a couple reasons why you should consider engineered hardwood flooring…
Why designers love it:
Engineered hardwood flooring brings out the natural beauty of the tree. Designers are loving this return to raw material, and we understand why! Wood is a material that is elegant, comfortable, warm, classic and timeless. Like the perfect pair of denim, it will never go out of style. The great thing about wood is that because the colors are natural, they are versatile. They harmonize as much for a classic decor as they do for an urban interior design. In addition to all of these characteristics, wood also adds immediate value to a home.
Trend towards wide-planks:
When we think of hardwood, we undoubtedly think of the nobleness of this material. This movement towards wider planks is very trendy. It goes without saying that long and wide planks invite a more luxurious and grandiose decor. It also works to enlarge a room, inviting a light and classic look. One of the main advantages is that no two planks are the same. Each plank is unique!
Essence and Lifestyle: What fits best for you?
With more than a dozen wood species to choose from, selecting engineered hardwood flooring can be overwhelming! Each species offers different characteristics, grains and knots, adding a unique touch to any room. That’s why it’s important to ask the experts for advice on these aspects, not to mention the grade of wood that will determine the most important visual aspect, other than color. The key is to make a final choice based on the room where the flooring will be installed and lifestyle habits (frequent visits, children playing, pets running around, etc.).
At Canadian Flooring, our engineered hardwood collections offer an array of stunning woods such as hickory and white oak. (These species are well suited for high-traffic areas). Some woods have a more apparent grain that will influence the visual appearance. A major advantage is that it hides the wear and tear of time…
Engineered Hardwood: The beautiful future of flooring…
With engineered hardwood, you’re sure to get an authentic look and a product that uses natural resources. Leaving a reduced ecological footprint, it represents an eco-friendly purchase, as well as offering durability for many years. (Environmentally friendly and sustainable? Count us in).
Engineered hardwood floor coverings are composed of a multi-layer structure that stabilizes the flooring and increases its resistance to temperature and humidity variations, allowing installations over embedded radiant heating subfloors. When the wood layer is at least 2 mm thick, it can also be sanded. Thanks to its multi-layer structure, which allows it to be installed at all levels of your home, this flooring is an excellent choice, even for a basement installation!
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