Choosing The Right Hardwood Products

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Most people have a long list of home remodels, but they can't fit them all into their budget. Because of this, most homeowners and up doing small, affordable remodels like repainting their interior walls. However, there are many great reasons for finally invest in some more substantial home upgrades, even if they are going to be more expensive. Installing new flooring is one expensive, but a very worthwhile home upgrade. This article explains why engineered hardwood is a perfect choice, and what styles to choose:

Engineered Hardwood

There are many different types of hardwood floors. They not only vary in style and price but also in maintenance and durability. Ideally, you will want a product that is cheap, durable, stylish, and low maintenance at the same time. Of course, you often have to compromise on one aspect or the other. Engineered hardwood floors are very popular among homeowners looking for something that ticks all of these boxes.

An engineered hardwood floor is made out of thin layers or composite wood that are glued together. Only the top layers are actually made out of hardwood, while the lower layers are the lightweight, affordable composite wood. These are great for homeowners who want the look of hardwood but don't want a solid hardwood product.

Engineered floors are usually more affordable, and they often have a modular design. This means that they are often sold at home improvement stores as easy to install, over-the-counter products. Basically, each plank has a tongue and groove that enables it to be attached to the next playing with hardly any effort at all. The pieces basically snap together.

Choosing the Best Finish

When shopping for engineered floors, you also need to decide what type of finish you want. A product with a raw hardwood top will require more maintenance, but it also gives the homeowner more freedom. That is, the hardwood can be refinished and customized however you want. This gives you a lot more freedom than if you buy a product with a permanent finish. Usually, some engineered products have a permanent glaze, lamination, or epoxy layer over the wood. This makes owning the product very simple because it never needs to be refinished. Furthermore, since the surface is essentially waterproof, it is very easy to clean. But, you cannot refinish the hardwood or change the style over the years.

Engineered hardwood floors are great for adding style to your home, but they are also popular because they are durable. Contact a company like Albrecht & Son LLC for more information and assistance. 

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16 October 2017

All About Building a Home

Welcome to my website. I'm Albert Frost. Besides my dad, one of my biggest role models was my uncle Rick. He was a construction contractor who would let me come on his construction sites and also taught me everything he knew about building homes, including how to install hardwood flooring and add insulation. I always wanted to grow up to build houses like my uncle. I used to help my uncle with a lot of the grunt work needed to make a home a reality. But then I hurt my back playing football. Until I heal completely, I'm going to devote as much of my time as possible to teaching others about various construction topics I'm interested in.