Steve's Roofing and Remodeling can install the wood flooring of your dreams. From real hardwood floors to engineered, vinyl or acrylic style wood flooring we can do it all. Call for a Free Estimate and find out what is best for your budget, taste and lifestyle.
Engineered wood flooring is composed of two or more layers of wood in the form of a plank. The top layer (lamella) is the wood that is visible when the flooring is installed and is adhered to the core. The increased stability of engineered wood is achieved by running each layer at a 90° angle to the layer above. This stability makes it a universal product that can be installed over all types of sub floors above, below or on grade. Engineered wood is the most common type of wood flooring used globally.
There are several different categories of engineered wood flooring:
All timber wood floors are made from sawn wood and are the most common category of engineered hard wood flooring. They do not use rotary peeled veneer, composite wood (such as HDF), or plastic in their construction.
Veneer floors use a thin layer of wood over a core that is commonly a composite wood product. Engineered flooring can be sanded down in many cases and refinished depending on the thickness. Veneer on the other hand can not be refinished.
Acrylic impregnated wood flooring uses a layer of wood that is impregnated with liquid acrylic then hardened using a proprietary process.
Laminate and vinyl floors are often confused with engineered wood floors, but are not—laminate uses an image of wood on its surface, while vinyl flooring is plastic formed to look like wood. Check out our friends at True Hardwoods. They offer one of the best selections and are a valued partner of Steve's Roofing and Remodeling.