Engineered Wood Flooring in Peoria, Gilbert, Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Hardwood Floor carries an extensive array of top brand-name products that offer styles from rugged to elegant. Our engineered wood flooring is no exception, and with proper installation by our team, it will perform amazingly well, even in our harsh climate.
An engineered wood floor looks and feels just like hardwood flooring, but offers more width flexibility. Engineered wood flooring has a veneer layer that gives off a solid wood look and can convince people that it really is solid wood flooring.
- Better stability than solid hardwood flooring I.E. Less expanding and contracting
- Same resale value as 3/4" solid wood flooring
- Engineered flooring can be glued down directly over dry concrete slabs above or below grade
Did you know?
An environmental advantage to engineered wood flooring is that it helps conserve our forests. For every 1 square foot of 3/4" thick solid wood flooring manufactured you can generally produce four times that amount into engineered flooring.
Engineered wood flooring is made by applying a veneer of natural wood to a substrate of plywood flooring. It is manufactured in a couple of different ways.
- The top surface of the wood is sawed from the log like solid wood flooring is
- Using a rotary cut, sliced cut or dry solid sawn cut veneer hardwood layer is peeled off of the log
Like many products the floorboards come in a variety of price points as well, they are manufactured using different quality standards. For example, less expensive flooring which is usually 3/8” thick commonly has a paper-thin wear layer. With such a thin layer it cannot be sanded or refinished.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are very high-end manufactured floors available that have a thick real wood wear layer. The benefits are long term wear and they can be refinished and sanded if necessary. Case in point 5/32” engineered wood flooring can normally be sanded and refinished 4-5 over the lifetime of the flooring. It has an average lifespan of 60-80 years.
What should you choose?
Before choosing your engineered hardwood flooring, you will want to make sure to take into consideration the area the installed floor will be:
- For areas that will be maintained properly and not receive a great deal of traffic, a thick wear layer may not be necessary
- Heavily trafficked areas that will receive little or no care or maintenance may require a thicker wear layer. A thicker wear layer can be sanded and refinished if needed.
Contact the experts
At Arizona Hardwood Floor Supply we have over 30 years in custom wood flooring and installation. Our experienced estimators will work personally with you to make expert recommendations based on your specifications.
We use the top-named brands that produce the best engineered wood flooring to give you a variety of wood floors in many styles, such as:
Our team of refinishing professionals always delivers premier service to our customers. We use only in-house installers instead of subcontracted laborers, which allows us to maintain our strict quality control standards and ensure that every job is done right.
Frequently asked questions about engineered hardwood floors
Want to know more about engineered hardwood floors? Here is a list of questions we get asked the most.
Q: Is engineered hardwood real wood?
In a word, yes. Engineered hardwood flooring is installed in layers, with the top layer being natural wood and the bottom also being wood. The core of engineered hardwood flooring consists of plywood, about 5-7 layers, and is pressed together in a crisscrossed pattern. These crisscrossed layers make engineered hardwood flooring more resilient than other hardwood floors because they can endure humidity and moisture without expanding.
Q: Is engineered flooring scratch resistant?
As mentioned previously, engineered hardwood flooring is comprised of layers, with the top layer being 100% wood. As with any wood, it is susceptible to scratches, but less so when a scratch-resistant treatment is applied.
Q: How long do engineered hardwood floors last?
Engineered hardwood floors can last anywhere from 20 years up to 100 years, depending on the top veneer's thickness and type of hardwood used, the quality of the wood flooring, and its maintenance.
Q: Is engineered hardwood a laminate?
No, it isn't a laminate. Laminate is made of fiberboard. Engineered hardwood floors are made from wood.
Q: What are the benefits of engineered flooring?
In comparison to other flooring options, engineered hardwood floors offer:
- Ease of Maintenace
- Quick Installation
- Moisture Resistant
Q: Can engineered hardwood floors be refinished?
Yes, it can be refinished. How many times depends on the thickness of the top layer of wood veneer.
Q: How do you care for engineered hardwood floors?
You can keep your hardwood floors clean by sweeping with a broom 1-2 days a week and when visibly dirty. You can also vacuum your engineered hardwood floors because most vacuum cleaners come with a bare floor setting. When you clean wood floors, try using a special wood cleaner for that extra sparkle.
Contact Arizona Hardwood Supply, Inc.
today at (623) 742-9663 (WOOD) or stop by our Peoria
, or locations to learn more about our engineered wood flooring installation and services.
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