When To Use Engineered Floors

Engineered floors are a great alternative to solid hardwood floors. Since there are advantages and disadvantages to both types of wood, the choice can come down solely to your preference. There are, however, situations where using engineered floors are favorable. Here are the instances in which engineered floors may be the best fit for your home.


Rooms with Subfloor Radiant Heat

Radiant heat is known for being energy efficient, and to increase the levels of efficiency by even more, engineered floors can help. Since the floor is thinner, it can transfer heat easier than solid hardwood floors.


Since basements are at a lower level, they attract moisture, which can damage solid wood. Engineered wood is much more durable to moisture due to its stability from its multi-ply construction, and reduces the worry of shrinking and expanding with the changes in temperature and humidity.

During Remodels

Due to its range of thickness options, engineered floors allow you to produce transitions between different types of floors at stairways and doorways that otherwise would be difficult with regular solid flooring.


On another note, never use engineered floors where it is vulnerable to wet feet, a lot of drips, busy bathrooms, or even laundry rooms. Even though it can handle moisture better than solid hardwood, it still has restrictions, and can put these floors at risk.

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