Wednesday, 6 May 2020

The Difference Between Pre-Finished & Engineered Wood Floors

Looking to save money and time in your own hardwood flooring installation? If so, pre-finished and engineered hardwood flooring are the two best choices for you.

A number of our customers ask about the differences between engineered and engineered wood flooring, which explains why we're breaking it down to you so as that will assist you choose which is the best hardwood flooring option for you!

What's the Difference?

Pre-finished wood flooring are pre-finished in the factory, hence the title, so they can be installed quickly in your house or commercial building. By completing them in the factory, you stay away from the mess involved in sanding and finishing wood flooring that is regular.

Cost is lower for pre-finished flooring because finishing done in a factory setting is not as labor-intensive, hence saving labor costs. Additionally, prefinished floors are typically stronger than site-finished floors because the finishing is done in a temperature-controlled, pristine atmosphere.

Engineered wood flooring originally were designed to be used in places where moisture could not be controlled, such as to a concrete slab. Rather than a solid piece of timber, which will warp when exposed to moisture, engineered wood planks consists of multiple layers of wood that are glued, pressed, heated, and then covered with a thin veneer of wood on top.

This method makes the floors less susceptible to warping. Engineered floors using a thin veneer typically cannot be refinished, but many modern engineered wood floors are made out of a thicker veneer which makes refinishing potential. Engineered wood is cheaper than solid wood because less costly woods are used for the lower layers.

Want more help deciding between prefinished & engineered hardwood floors? Contact Floor Sanding Sutton Now to learn more about people!

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