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Simply because of their dimensions, your room's walls and floor are its most noticeable features. And one of the quickest ways to rejuvenate a tired room is to change its floor. While carpeting or area rugs are a great way to introduce color and textural interest to your floor, engineered hardwood flooring is another.

You may have been an admirer of the appearance of hardwood flooring, but steered away from it after hearing tales of the way it expands and shrinks in warm and cold weather, and how it may warp in damp climates. Relax, because the construction of engineered hardwood flooring immunizes it against such shortcomings.

What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

Engineered hardwood flooring is composed of a hardwood "wear layer", from 1/16" to 3/16" thick, laminated or glued to plywood. The plywood backing is assembled in a crossing pattern, usually of 3 or 5 plys.

This construction gives the engineered hardwood flooring both additional stability and resistance to climactic changes. It also allows engineered hardwood flooring to be used on a below-grade or concrete sub flooring, because it is the plywood and not the hardwood which is in contact with the sub-floor. That concrete basement floor can finally get a bit of class!

Just like solid hardwood flooring, engineered hardwood flooring cam be sanded and stained or varnished. It is available in the same widths and thicknesses as regular hardwood, in wither plank or strip style floorboards. Some engineered hardwood flooring is even designed with a snap tongue and groove to simplify its installation.

Installing Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring can either be floated, meaning it is not actually glued to the sub-floor; it can also be stapled, nailed, or glued. Its price per square foot is similar to that of regular hardwood, but its installation costs are significantly less, averaging about $1.75 per square foot. The lower installation cost is a result of the flatness, and excellent grain and color match of engineered hardwood flooring boards.

If you're still having a hard time picturing how engineered hardwood flooring looks, you can do an online search for flooring retailers in your area who carry it. The site at <a href="https://http://www.penningtonhardwoods.com" target="_blank">http://www.penningtonhardwoods.com</a> will give you plenty of information about engineered flooring. You can also use its online directory to find suppliers near you who can help you put together everything you need to get your engineered hardwood flooring installed. For more info see <a href="https://http://homeflooringhelp.com/" target="_blank">http://homeflooringhelp.com/</a> on Home Flooring.

If you love the look of hardwood, but hate the idea of floors that shrink, expand, and even warp, engineered hardwood flooring can be the perfect solution!
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You can also find more info on <a href="http://homeflooringhelp.com/Articles/Laminate_Flooring.php" target="_blank">http://homeflooringhelp.com/Articles/Laminate_Flooring.php</a> on Laminate Flooring and <a href="http://homeflooringhelp.com/Articles/Prefinished_Hardwood_Flooring.php" target="_blank">http://homeflooringhelp.com/Articles/Prefinished_Hardwood_Flooring.php</a> on Prefinished Hardwood Flooring. <a href="http://Homeflooringhelp.com" target="_blank">http://Homeflooringhelp.com</a> is a comprehensive resource to know about Home Flooring.


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Article Added on Saturday, September 1, 2007
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