Everything You Should Know About Engineered Hardwood

Created by Stephanie at March 12, 2021, 4:49 pm


With people spending so much extra time indoors, homes have become sanctuaries more than ever before, leading many to remodel and revamp their interior spaces. Carpeted floors continue to become a thing of the past with more homeowners and designers opting for hardwood floors instead. But for those new to hardwood, deciding between the numerous options available can be daunting, and it’s a challenge to figure out which choice is the right one for you. An option that has become increasingly popular is engineered hardwood. Curious if this is the right option for you or your clients? Then read on …

Engineered hardwood looks and feels just like traditional hardwood, and that is because its top layer is real wood, so the unique grains and colorations you get from traditional hardwood stay intact. In fact, engineered hardwood is so beautiful that it can be difficult to differentiate it from solid hardwood. Underneath the real wood layer is an engineered core made of materials that are considered more environmentally-friendly than solid wood, so it is a remodeling choice you can feel good about.

Engineered hardwood floors are easy to clean and resistant to spills and other accidents — a must for those who live with animals or children! In fact, engineered hardwood is more water-resistant than solid hardwood, so it is a good choice for high-moisture areas like basements and bathrooms. Engineered Hardwood is also durable and long-lasting, having a lifespan of 20-80 years, with refinishing maximizing the durability.

Engineered hardwood is more versatile than solid hardwood, being the perfect choice for accents like paneling and stairs. Its tongue and groove installation process also makes engineered hardwood a convenient choice for professionals and DIY-ers alike. Additionally, the elevated style of hardwood adds to your home’s property value, so it is well worth the investment and pays for itself in the long run.

Here at Tongue and Groove, we save you endless trips to the hardware store by delivering directly to you from U.S.-based mills and distribution yards. From hardwood flooring to millwork, wall paneling to lumber and stair parts, we got you covered.

We make shopping easy through our website, but if you have any questions, we can be reached at info@tongueandgroove.com or 800-689-9006.