You may be looking for a broad plank engineered Hardwood floor for your home due to its affordability, convenience during installation, and durability. However, not all engineered flooring is created with the same quality in mind.
Many people, however, have an idea of what they want their floor to have instead:
- Enhance your beauty.
- Superior in every way
- Have more composure
- Offer improved functionality in your setting Longevity
- Be low-maintenance
In this blog Paradigm Surfaces share how you can find the best engineered hardwood for your home.
Guide to buy engineered hardwood for your home
engineered wood flooring comes in a variety of colors—golden honeys, rich creams, and deep mochas—and has the same exquisite graining as solid hardwoods. In reality, most individuals cannot distinguish between solid and engineered hardwood floors based just on appearance.
Learn About Your Engineered Hardwood Flooring Options
Many of the same options are available with engineered hardwood as with solid hardwood. You can select from the same range of wood species, hues, and textures, as well as amazing technical advantages. With so many options, you’re sure to find the perfect mix to get your desired style.
You can select engineered hardwood flooring from a variety of wood species that offer a range of warm, natural colors as well as distinctive graining and textures. We have maple with coffee and cinnamon colors.
Consider an exotic wood like Brazilian koa, which has deep sunset colors and heavy graining streaks. Choose natural Maple boards with light creams and subtle lines.
Finishes and colors
The real wood veneer layer is available in a wide range of colors, including light creams, cool grays, enticing honeys, and deep chocolate browns.
Darker woods might have a more dramatic, formal atmosphere, whilst lighter and brighter woods can have a more relaxed, airy vibe.
The finish of your floor might draw attention to its hue. A high gloss sheen creates a prominent shine and highlights the wood grain, whereas medium and low-gloss sheens provide a more subtle, modern aesthetic.
Examine the various texture possibilities available with engineered hardwood. A smooth-textured plank has a sleek, clean appearance and a modest character provided by wire brushing. The rustic beauty of distressed wood provides a pleasant touch underfoot.
Resistance to Water
One feature that distinguishes engineered hardwood from solid hardwood is the availability of water-resistant engineered hardwood, such as the stunning Novabelle Classic.
The revolutionary locking core of the Paradigm Tiles series keeps spills from seeping into your flooring for up to 72 hours, ensuring that minor mishaps do not cause harm even if they are not cleaned up immediately. This means that engineered hardwood can be used in places where a standard wood floor would be too difficult to install.
Types of Engineered Hardwood Cores
There are numerous core materials to pick from, each with its own set of benefits, such as lumber core, plywood core, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), and stone plastic composite (SPC).
MDF is a cost-effective method for providing a stable backing to engineered hardwood flooring. It is constructed of sawdust and wood shavings coupled with strong adhesives.
The gold standard for engineered hardwood flooring is cross-grained plywood core. Even in humid regions, this core will not warm or flex.
The strong cross-grained construction is less prone to cupping or warping as a result of seasonal variations in humidity or temperature. As a consequence, you get a sturdy, high-performance floor that looks excellent all year.
Engineered hardwood planks are available in a range of lengths and widths, and the various sizes can have a big impact on the overall atmosphere of your home.
Narrower planks, for example, have a classic look that is ideal for homes in the Colonial, Federal, or other historic styles. Wider and longer planks, on the other hand, have a more modern feel, providing an open, breezy elegance to younger homes while updating older homes.
Indeed, the greater stability of engineered hardwood enables for ultra-wide boards that are both visually pleasing and sturdy. It’s crucial to note that the longer and wider your planks are, the more vulnerable they will be to seasonal gapping caused by temperature changes inside the home.
To keep moisture from harming your investment, utilize underlayment or another moisture-resistant solution.
Resistance to Wear
A variety of factors can influence how well your engineered hardwood floors withstand wear and strain. Harder timbers are more resistant to dents and bumps, while lower-gloss finishes can more easily conceal abrasions.
If you’re installing luxury flooring in a high-traffic area, consider a matte finish with dimensional texturing to hide scuffs.
We have an exclusive variety of wear and tear resistant tiles that will keep your home looking lovely for a long time.
Why should you purchase hardwood tiles from Paradigm Surfaces?
Paradigm Surfaces is the ideal platform for getting the most recent collection of hardwood tiles.
We continuously keep up with the latest trends and have all of the latest collections with us. You can learn more about our tile range by visiting our Surrey showroom.
You can also make an appointment with us through our website. Our professionals will determine the ideal hardwood tiles for you.
Our professionals ensure that the tiles meet your demands and specifications while also adding another star to the attractiveness of your home.