When Purchasing Engineered Hardwood Flooring

If you are in the market for engineered hardwood flooring there are a couple things that you will want to pay attention to. Firstly, how much real wood are you getting in your engineered hardwood floor? This is what we call your sand able ware layer. Your sand able ware layer will typically range from one to six mm thick. This is so important to know firsthand because the thicker the ware layer the more lifetime your floor will have. Now if you have a hardscape hardwood floor you won’t refinish the floor but just re coat it. So the ware layer isn’t that important when you have a hand scraped hardwood floor. Next thing you will want to know is how the engineered floor is manufactured. A common process is the dry sawn faced. This has the thickest ware layer and they manufacture it the same as they do a solid hard wood. The next option is a rotary peel. In this process they peel the wood off the log and can use more of the lumber. The difference for what the consumer will see between sawn face and rotary peel is the grain pattern. Not all engineered hardwood floors are created equally. Knowing what to look for when purchasing engineered hardwood flooring will save you a lot of money and you will be more satisfied with a quality engineered hardwood floor. So overall you will want to ask yourself, do you want hand scrapped or sand able engineered floor if so how thick is the ware layer? How is the floor manufactured? Those are all questions you will want to keep in mind when it comes to engineered hardwood flooring. If you have any questions please contact Flooring My Life and shop your engineered hardwood today at FlooringMyLife.com