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Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is made up of three or more thin sheets of hardwood glued and pressed together in perpendicular file. The surface is called the wear layer where the coat or sealer is applied.

The perpendicular layers of engineered wood can stand contraction or expansion. Many choose this type of hardwood because of its wide coverage of installation sites. Because of the way the sheets are layered with cross style, the buckling, due to the moisture content of a room, is minimized. They are then can be installed below ground level like the basement and prone to water rooms like the bathroom.

There are many variations of top layer thickness in manufacturing products. Its thickness ranges from 1-4 mm. with longer lifespan expectancy depending on its thickness.

Why choose a thick wear cover

Wear cover thickness is a very important factor in choosing engineered hardwood because the thicker the wear layer is, the many times it can be sanded in its lifespan. There are products today that have a thick surface layer at the other end but thinner at the opposite end. Be aware with that.

Engineered wood floors need less sanding and refinishing. But if you select the thinner wear surface floor boards, the tendency is, you will be sanding the core below. During sanding, a little bit of wear surface is removed. That is why you have to choose the thicker one to last longer. Deep scratches on 1mm surface cover can only be re-coated and can never be sanded because if it will be done, the core will be exposed therefore, its lifespan has lessened. You cannot sand it in its lifetime.

But if you choose the thickest wear layer, sanding is possible. Although it is not really necessary to do always, you can safely sand it and be confident that it will not reach to its inner core. Usually, sanding is only done if your floor shows lots of scratches, stains, dents and marks. After it’s clear of such damages, you can apply coat again to reseal the wear surface to restore the shine of its finish.

Here is list of engineered hardwood flooring with their different thickness of wear surface and how many times in its lifespan it can be sanded.

A 1 millimeter thick wear surface is not good for sanding. It can never be sanded either. Lifespan is 10-25 years

A 2 millimeter thick wear surface can be sanded twice in its lifespan of 25-40

A 3 millimeter thick wear surface can be sanded thrice in its lifespan of 40- 50 years

A 4 millimeter thick wear surface can be sanded for four times in its lifespan of 50- 80 years

After sanding, apply a coat or finish your hardwood flooring again.

Engineered hardwood flooring duration depends on its maintenance quality and how many times it is sanded or refinished. Engineered hardwood is still of great value when compared to its counterpart.

Why not choose engineered wood floors, then if it has the qualities of a long lasting hardwood flooring when properly taken care of?

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