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Engineered Hardwood Floor FAQs

The main question people ask is: What is an engineered hardwood floor? It’s a core of HDF (high density fiberboard) or plywood covered with a hardwood veneer to give it the natural characteristic of wood. An “engineered” floor provides more stability, especially in places where moisture and heat cause problems for a solid hardwood floor.

WHAT DOES MORE STABILITY MEAN?

Under adverse conditions (heat or moisture), solid hardwood floors are prone to warping, cupping, swelling or splitting apart. An engineered hardwood floor has multiply planks to counteract these issues because they remain flat and intact. Therefore, an engineered floor would be a better choice in basements and over radiant heat sources.

DOES ENGINEERING RETAIN THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF HARDWOOD?

Yes, it definitely does. The hardwood veneer (top layer) on engineered flooring is genuine hardwood – exactly what’s in solid hardwood floors.

HOW THICK IS THE VENEER?

The top layer is typically about ¾ inch or more in thickness. An engineered floor with a quality veneer will provide many years of service.

WHAT IS THE JANKA HARDNESS TEST, AND SHOULD I BE AWARE OF IT?

Visit wikipedia.org to learn what the Janka hardness test is. And yes, you should be aware of it because, if you want to buy quality wood flooring, you need to know how well the product will withstand dents and wear.

ARE JANKA RATINGS USEFUL FOR ENGINEERED FLOORING?

Yes, keep them in mind for an engineered floor, as well as for a solid hardwood floor, especially if durability is important to you.

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Mecklenburg County Towns and Neighborhoods we service:

South Charlotte:
Including Ballentyne, Matthews, Mint Hill & Indian Trail:
The Arboretum on Pineville-Matthews Road,Ayrsley in the Southwest corner of Charlotte, Ballantyne off Johnston road near South Carolina, Barclay Downs by the SouthPark Mall, Beverly Woods by Park Road in South Park, Carmel Village by Carmel Road, Blakeney near Ballantyne neighborhoods, Chantilly around Plaza-Midwood, Cotswold, Dilworth, Landsdowne, Madison Park by E Woodlawn Road and Park Road, Myers Park, Nations Ford,Parkdale, Piper Glen, Quail Hollow, SouthPark, Steele Creek

North Charlotte:
Derita, Highland Creek, NoDa, University City, Northlake, Hidden Valley, Pleasant Grove, Croft, Newell

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Including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, Troutman, Statesville, Sherrils Ford and Denver , NC

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Charlotte, NC 28210

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