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.
- 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.
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.