What is engineered wood flooring and its features/advantages

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Engineered Wood Flooring lets you bring the beauty and warmth of hardwood into all areas of your home.It looks like solid hardwood because it is !But underneath, it's "engineered" to allow the wood to naturally contract and expand .That means it can be installed virtually everywhere,even in high-moisture areas like basements and over concrete. 

Q: What's the structure of engineered wood flooring? 

A:  Engineered flooring is 100%  real wood , consist of two or more layers of  wood using a cross-directional way to adhered together to form a plank.

Q: What's "square edge", and "bevel edge"?

A: It means the shape of board edge, it's vividly displayed when two boards are jointed together. 

Q: Is engineered wood flooring a good, environmentally friendly product to use?
A: Engineered wood flooring in your home is recyclable, natural, biodegradable and durable. It is a statement of value and beauty that is also a functional asset which is easy to maintain. It's made of wood. Trees are renewable natural sources, they regenerate naturally and are replanted. Although wood products make up 47% of all industrial raw materials manufactured, they only use 4% of energy needed to produce these materials.

Q: What's the advantage of engineered wood flooring in comparison with solid wood flooring?

A: Engineered wood flooring has many advantages, see below:

a) Easy and fast to install, installation cost is low;

b) More stable with layered structure;

c) Cheaper than solid wood flooring but could increase same value and taste for your home;

d) Better suited for humid regions;

e) have a Lifespan anywhere from 25 - 100 years with good care;

f) more choices for sizes and thicknesses of top wear layer.

Q: What's the installation advantage?

A: Most engineered wood floors are recommended to be glued down or be floated.

1. Glued down: it's installed on underlayment materials like cork,EPE foam,etc. They can also be installed over most flat concrete slabs, ceramic tile, vinyl flooring, providing these floors are secured well to the underfloor and that any surface wax,dust,or glaze is completely cleansed and the surface is roughened up so as to keep enough adhesion for the glue. 

2.Floated: This is a very fast, easy and clean installation method. Floating floors are not mechanically fastened to the sub-floor: instead, each plank is glued together with wood glue applied in the tongue and groove. A foam-pad (3mm-10mm) is placed between the wood flooring and the sub-floor to protect against moisture, reduce noise transmission, and "soften" the floor. This is the easiest and most versatile installation method.

Q: Can I install Engineered Wood Floor by DIY?

A: Yes, installing engineered wood flooring is very easy. If you can measure a plank, cut and glue it to another plank, then you can install. It is an easy and rewarding way to save a lot of money and gain much fun -- do it yourself. Our flooring comes with easy to follow instructions. 

With timeless elegance, various wood flooring designs are perfect for traditional or contemporary homes. Install it, you would fall in love with their enduring beauty. Home100 provides various colors of oak and hickory wood floors for your choice. Please review our products and leave message or send to our mail support@home100us.com about what you are interested and we would quote at the first time.

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