Engineered Hardwood

Tri Point Flooring believes wide plank engineered hardwood flooring in white oak is one of the top choices for high end homes and condos in Cary, Apex and Raleigh, NC. If you are looking for a unique and rich look, then our wide and extra wide planks will provide just that. This type of wood flooring has the aesthetics, stability and durability. It is tough to say no to an engineered hardwood floor.

Hey, did you know engineered hardwood is more resistant to temperature fluctuations and moisture? It is! So, that means no more worrying about cupping or crowning. And you can even refinish most engineered hardwood floors.

So What Exactly is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

Engineered hardwood flooring is in fact real hardwood flooring. It’s just manufactured differently than solid hardwood. Engineered wood flooring planks are constructed with a multi layer softwood plywood core cross stacked and glued together. Only the very top layer aka “wear layer” is exposed hardwood. 

This top “wear layer” can vary in thickness and will determine how many times the floor can be sanded and refinished. We recommend purchasing a product with a minimum of 3mm wear layer. And just like solid hardwood, engineered hardwood is also available in a variety of species like Oak, Maple, Hickory, etc. Another fun fact…3/8” and 1/2” are common thicknesses and 3” to 12” in width. 

So we just scratched the surface about this kind of wood flooring. And we can keep going on and on about text book data but we don’t want to bore you. So to keep it simple, here are a few more benefits of purchasing an engineered hardwood.

Benefits Include:

  • On, Above or Below grade installation
  • Unique visuals and two tone colors
  • Wire-brushing / Hand-scrape texture
  • More forgiving to humidity changes
  • Wide variety of colors and sizes. 

Lifecore Anew Engineered hardwood Floor

So now that you are more familiar with engineered hardwood flooring we would love to schedule an estimate with you and show you our wide selection of top hardwood floor brands like Bruce, Hartco, Palmetto Road & Lifecore. Call Tri Point Flooring at 919-771-7542 today to schedule your in home estimate. 

Understanding Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring stands as a testament to the perfect fusion of aesthetics and functionality, and at Tripoint, we believe that understanding the intricacies of this flooring option is the first step toward making an informed and confident choice for your home. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the depths of engineered hardwood, unraveling its composition, construction, and the advantages it brings to the modern homeowner.

Defining Engineered Hardwood: Composition and Construction

Embark on your journey into the realm of engineered hardwood with Tripoint Flooring, where we guide you through the very essence of this flooring marvel. Engineered hardwood is not merely a surface but a carefully crafted composition, bringing together layers that harmonize to create a floor that mirrors the natural beauty of hardwood while introducing enhanced stability.

Top Veneer of Real Hardwood: At the pinnacle of engineered hardwood lies the top veneer, a real hardwood layer that encapsulates the charm and visual allure of traditional solid hardwood floors. This veneer is meticulously selected to offer the genuine appearance and feel of hardwood, ensuring authenticity in every plank.

Supportive Layers Beneath: Beneath the top veneer, engineered hardwood incorporates supportive layers that contribute to its unique characteristics. These layers are typically made from high-density fiberboard (HDF) or plywood. Unlike solid hardwood, which is uniform throughout, these supportive layers are designed to counteract the limitations of natural wood, providing increased stability and resistance to environmental factors.

Harmony in Construction: The magic of engineered hardwood lies in the harmony achieved through its construction. By bonding the top veneer to the supportive layers using advanced technology and adhesives, Tripoint Flooring ensures that each plank is a cohesive unit. This construction method not only enhances stability but also minimizes the expansion and contraction commonly associated with solid hardwood.

Discover the meticulous craftsmanship that defines the composition and construction of engineered hardwood at Tripoint Flooring, where every layer contributes to a flooring solution that blends aesthetics and practicality seamlessly.

Advantages of Engineered Hardwood over Solid Hardwood

As you venture into the world of engineered hardwood, it’s essential to compare and contrast its advantages over the traditional solid hardwood option. Tripoint Flooring is committed to providing you with the knowledge needed to make an informed decision, and the advantages of engineered hardwood are compelling.

Increased Resistance to Moisture: One of the standout advantages of engineered hardwood is its enhanced resistance to moisture. Unlike solid hardwood, which is susceptible to warping and cupping in humid environments, engineered hardwood’s layered construction minimizes the impact of moisture, making it a suitable choice for areas like basements and kitchens.

Temperature Fluctuations: Engineered hardwood displays greater resilience to temperature fluctuations compared to solid hardwood. The supportive layers beneath the top veneer act as a buffer, reducing the expansion and contraction that can occur with changes in temperature. This makes engineered hardwood a versatile flooring option for various climates.

Greater Flexibility in Installation: Engineered hardwood offers a flexibility in installation that solid hardwood cannot match. With options like floating installation, engineered hardwood can be laid over various subfloors, including concrete, making it suitable for a broader range of spaces. This flexibility expands the possibilities for installation in areas where solid hardwood may be impractical.

Environmental Considerations: The construction of engineered hardwood involves using less hardwood overall, making it a potentially more sustainable choice for environmentally conscious homeowners. The supportive layers are often made from fast-growing wood species, reducing the demand for slow-growing hardwood trees.

Stability: Engineered hardwood’s layered construction provides inherent stability, minimizing the risk of warping, twisting, or bowing. This stability is particularly advantageous in high-moisture areas, ensuring the longevity of your floors.

Uncover the reasons why engineered hardwood has become the preferred choice for modern homeowners at Tripoint Flooring. From its practical advantages to its environmental considerations, engineered hardwood stands as a testament to innovation and functionality in the realm of flooring options.

The Elegance of Engineered Hardwood: A Symphony of Beauty and Durability

Discover a flooring solution that seamlessly marries elegance with durability at Tripoint Flooring. Engineered hardwood, with its captivating allure, stands as a testament to the perfect union of aesthetics and functionality. In this segment, we explore the inherent elegance of engineered hardwood and how Tripoint can elevate the beauty of your living spaces through our curated selections and expert services.

Wide Range of Species and Finishes

Immerse Yourself in Diversity: At Tripoint Flooring, we invite you to immerse yourself in the diverse world of species and finishes that engineered hardwood gracefully unfolds. From the timeless appeal of classic oak to the exotic allure of unique wood species, the possibilities are as varied as your imagination. Each species carries its own distinctive character, from the rich tones of cherry to the bold patterns of hickory, allowing you to create a floor that reflects your individual style.

Choices that Align with Your Preferences: Explore the wide array of choices that enable you to customize your floors to match your unique style and preferences. Whether you seek the traditional charm of maple or the distinctive grains of walnut, Tripoint Flooring offers a curated selection that caters to various tastes and design visions. Our commitment is to provide not just a floor but a canvas for self-expression, where each choice resonates with your personal aesthetic.

Warmth and Richness of Natural Wood: Understand how engineered hardwood brings the warmth and richness of natural wood into every room. The top veneer, crafted from real hardwood, captures the authentic beauty of the chosen species, ensuring that your floors exude the genuine essence of nature. This commitment to authenticity is what sets engineered hardwood apart, allowing you to bask in the warmth and richness that only natural wood can provide.

Immerse yourself in the expansive world of species and finishes at Tripoint Flooring, where each option is a brushstroke that contributes to the masterpiece of your living spaces.

Enhancing Aesthetics with Engineered Hardwood

Versatility in Design Schemes: Delve into the ways in which engineered hardwood enhances the aesthetics of your living spaces. Witness its ability to seamlessly mimic the look of solid hardwood, providing a luxurious appearance that elevates the overall ambiance of your home. The versatility offered by engineered hardwood extends to various design schemes, making it a versatile choice for modern interiors.

Capturing the Look of Solid Hardwood: Engineered hardwood possesses a unique capability to capture the look of solid hardwood, offering the same timeless elegance without the limitations. Tripoint Flooring takes pride in presenting engineered hardwood options that mirror the visual appeal of traditional solid hardwood, allowing you to enjoy the classic charm without compromising on practical considerations.

Tailoring Aesthetic Appeal: Explore how engineered hardwood allows you to tailor the aesthetic appeal of your living spaces. The wide range of species and finishes, coupled with the flexibility in design, empowers you to create a floor that seamlessly integrates with your interior design vision. Whether you prefer a rustic, traditional ambiance or a modern, sleek atmosphere, engineered hardwood offers the versatility to bring your vision to life.

Witness the transformative power of engineered hardwood at Tripoint Flooring, where aesthetics meet functionality in a harmonious blend. Elevate the visual appeal of your home with floors that not only capture the essence of solid hardwood but also offer a canvas for customization and self-expression.

Installation of Engineered Hardwood Floors: Precision and Expertise by Tripoint

At Tripoint Flooring, we recognize that the installation of engineered hardwood floors is a crucial step in bringing timeless beauty and durability into your living spaces. Our commitment to precision and expertise ensures that every installation is a testament to quality craftsmanship. Explore the versatility and step-by-step guide to engineered hardwood installation, where each plank is laid with care to create an enduring foundation for your home.

Versatile Installation Options

Unlocking Versatility: Tripoint Flooring invites you to unlock the versatility that comes with installing engineered hardwood floors. Whether you envision the classic charm of a traditional installation or the modern appeal of a floating floor, our range of installation options caters to diverse preferences and requirements. Each installation method offers unique advantages, allowing you to tailor your choice based on the specific needs of your home.

Traditional Tongue-and-Groove Method: The time-tested tongue-and-groove method remains a classic choice for those seeking a traditional installation. This method involves fitting each plank into the groove of the adjacent one, creating a seamless and secure connection. Tripoint Flooring’s skilled craftsmen execute this method with precision, ensuring that your floors exude timeless elegance.

Floating Installation for Modern Appeal: For those with a penchant for modern aesthetics, floating installation provides a sleek and contemporary appeal. In this method, the engineered hardwood planks are not attached to the subfloor but rather float over an underlayment. This allows for flexibility, making it an ideal choice for spaces where a traditional installation may not be suitable.

Efficient Glue-Down Technique: The glue-down technique offers efficiency and durability. Engineered hardwood planks are adhered directly to the subfloor using a specialized adhesive, creating a stable and long-lasting bond. This method is particularly beneficial in areas with high foot traffic or where additional stability is required.

Dive into the details of these versatile installation options at Tripoint Flooring, where every method is executed with precision to transform your vision into reality.

The Durability of Engineered Hardwood: A Resilient Foundation by Tripoint

Tripoint Flooring takes pride in presenting engineered hardwood as a resilient flooring option that stands the test of time. Our focus on durability ensures that every plank is not just a surface but a foundation for enduring beauty and functionality. Explore the stability in varying conditions and the remarkable resistance to moisture and environmental factors that make engineered hardwood a reliable choice for your home.

Stability in Varying Conditions

Enhanced Stability Through Layered Construction: Engineered hardwood takes durability to the next level with its layered construction, providing enhanced stability that sets it apart from traditional solid hardwood. At Tripoint Flooring, we understand that stability is crucial, especially in environments prone to temperature and humidity fluctuations. The layered construction minimizes the effects of these variations, ensuring that your floors remain stable and resist warping or cupping.

Adapting to Temperature Fluctuations: Unlike solid hardwood, which may expand or contract in response to changes in temperature, engineered hardwood adapts more effectively. The supportive layers beneath the top veneer act as a buffer, minimizing the impact of temperature fluctuations. This adaptability ensures that your floors maintain their integrity, providing a stable and reliable foundation for your home.

Minimizing the Effects of Humidity: Humidity levels can pose challenges to traditional hardwood floors, leading to issues such as warping or cupping. Engineered hardwood, with its layered composition, is designed to minimize these effects. The supportive layers act as a barrier, reducing the absorption of moisture and protecting your floors from the potential damage caused by high humidity levels.

Explore the enhanced stability offered by engineered hardwood at Tripoint Flooring, where each plank is a testament to durability in varying conditions.

Resisting Moisture and Environmental Factors

Moisture-Resistant Properties: Delve into the moisture-resistant properties of engineered hardwood that make it an ideal choice for areas prone to humidity or dampness. Engineered hardwood’s layered construction acts as a protective barrier against moisture, reducing the risk of issues like swelling or warping. This resistance ensures the longevity of your floors, making them resilient against the challenges posed by environmental factors.

Protection Against Environmental Challenges: Understand how the resistance to moisture extends to safeguarding your floors against various environmental challenges. Whether it’s damp basements or high-moisture areas, engineered hardwood proves its resilience. Tripoint Flooring’s commitment to quality ensures that your floors remain a reliable and durable surface, even in the face of environmental factors that could compromise the integrity of traditional hardwood.

Longevity and Reliability: Engineered hardwood’s ability to resist moisture and environmental factors contributes significantly to the longevity and reliability of your floors. Tripoint Flooring prioritizes this durability, ensuring that your investment in engineered hardwood is one that withstands the test of time and provides enduring beauty for years to come.

Explore the remarkable resilience of engineered hardwood against moisture and environmental challenges at Tripoint Flooring, where each plank is a testament to our commitment to providing you with a durable and reliable flooring solution.

Maintenance and Care for Engineered Hardwood Floors

Tripoint Flooring understands that the enduring beauty of your engineered hardwood floors is not only about their initial installation but also about the ongoing care and maintenance they receive. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond installation, providing you with expert guidance on maintaining the pristine condition of your floors. Explore daily cleaning practices and effective strategies for addressing scratches and minor damage, ensuring that your floors stand the test of time.

Daily Cleaning and Maintenance Practices

Expert Guidance for Pristine Floors: Receive expert guidance on daily cleaning and maintenance practices to keep your floors looking pristine. At Tripoint Flooring, we understand that a consistent care routine is essential for preserving the natural beauty of your floors. Our team offers insights into proper cleaning tools, techniques, and practices that contribute to the lasting elegance of your floors.

Proper Use of Cleaning Tools: Understanding the proper use of cleaning tools is crucial for maintaining the integrity of your floors. Tripoint Flooring provides recommendations on tools that are gentle yet effective, ensuring that your floors are cleaned without the risk of scratches or damage. From microfiber mops to soft-bristle brooms, we guide you towards tools that enhance the cleanliness of your floors.

Avoiding Harsh Chemicals: Harsh chemicals can compromise the finish and appearance of your floors. Our expert guidance emphasizes the importance of avoiding these chemicals in your cleaning routine. Instead, we recommend using pH-neutral or specifically formulated hardwood floor cleaners that effectively clean without causing harm to the wood.

Learn the tips and tricks from Tripoint Flooring that contribute to the longevity and pristine condition of your floors. Our commitment to your satisfaction extends to providing the knowledge needed to care for your investment.

Addressing Scratches and Minor Damage

Effective Strategies for Flawless Floors: Explore effective strategies for addressing scratches and minor damage to your floors. While scratches are inevitable with daily use, Tripoint Flooring provides proactive measures to preserve the flawless appearance of your flooring. Our expert guidance ensures that you have the tools and knowledge needed to address minor damage promptly.

Concealing Scratches with Touch-Up Kits: Tripoint Flooring recommends the use of touch-up kits as an effective way to conceal scratches and minor imperfections. These kits typically include color-matched markers or fillers that blend seamlessly with the existing finish. Our guidance includes tips on how to use these kits effectively, allowing you to maintain a consistent and flawless appearance.

Refinishing Damaged Areas: For more extensive damage, our expert guidance explores the option of refinishing damaged areas. While engineered hardwood has a wear layer that can withstand some sanding and refinishing, it’s crucial to approach this process with care. Tripoint Flooring provides insights into when and how to refinish damaged areas, ensuring that the process contributes to the longevity and beauty of your floors.

Discover the proactive measures and expert strategies offered by Tripoint Flooring to address scratches and minor damage to your floors. Our commitment to your satisfaction extends to providing comprehensive guidance on maintaining the flawless appearance of your flooring investment.

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