hardwood floors have a number of benefits that consumers find appealing, in
large part because of their versatility and durability. Engineered products are
designed with a cross-layer construction, using five to nine layers of
hardwood. Each layer is stacked in a cross-grain configuration and bonded
together using heat and pressure, resulting in broad installation options. This
also helps to prevent potential moisture issues by reducing expansion.
Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed on all levels and over subfloors made of plywood, OSB, wood and concrete. In fact, engineered hardwood flooring is the best choice to install if you have a concrete slab subfloor. Furthermore, there are more methods of installation for engineered flooring than for solid flooring. Engineered flooring can be glued or stapled. If the product is a minimum of 3 inches in width, it can also be installed using a floating method.
For some consumers, the appeal of engineered flooring is more about contemporary aesthetics than functionality, particularly with regard to plank widths. The increasingly popular wider widths are only available in engineered product lines. Mullican Flooring manufactures nine engineered collections in an array of plank widths, including the San Marco Collection — our widest option — at 7.44 and 9.44 inches.
Beyond the wider widths, engineered products often offer additional style and design options that are in demand, such as longer boards, low-gloss or matte finishes, hand-scraped or wire-brushed surface textures, and unique stains and color selections.
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Hardwood Floors: Investing
in Your HomeWhen renovating your home it’s important to consider the return on
investment for any improvements you may be completing on your home. Upgrading
your flooring to hardwood floors is one of the best ways to increase the value
of your home. Hardwood Floors were recently named by Consumer Reports as one of the top eight ways to boost the value of a home.
Upgrading to hardwood flooring is attributed to raising the value of homes by 3-5%.
One of the main benefits to upgrading to hardwood from other floor covering options such as carpet, wpc, and laminate is the durability and longevity. An investment in hardwood floors is an investment for the life of your home as they are durable, and can be refinished if necessary- hardwood floors can last a lifetime. Hardwood floors are desirable by home buyers as they are attractive, hypoallergenic and long wearing.
According to HGTV, one of the top requests by potential home buyers when searching for a new home is hardwood floors. In another study by USA Today 54% of home buyers were willing to pay more for a home that features hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are available in solid and engineered construction to fit every grade and budget.