Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring “REAL” Hardwood?

Let’s talk a little bit about Engineered Hardwood 

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Come visit us to see more samples of engineered hardwood flooring

We have a lot of people who come to our ENMAR Hardwood Flooring Gilbert store wanting to buy hardwood flooring who have the misconception that engineered flooring is not real hardwood.

Let’s set the record straight on this: engineered hardwood flooring is real hardwood!!

Engineered flooring is real hardwood that has been bonded onto a substructure, normally a type of plywood. The plywood allows for greater structural integrity in your floor, and our engineered Gilbert hardwood flooring is more stable during changes in humidity.

When shopping for Phoenix hardwood flooring in today’s market, a large portion of what you are seeing is engineered flooring; this Phoenix hardwood flooring can be used on all levels in your home. Most homes here in Arizona are built on concrete slabs and the engineered flooring can be laid directly onto the concrete slab so long as there is an appropriate vapor barrier utilized.

Some people are of the belief that they have to purchase “solid hardwood” to get real hardwood; this is a popular misconception. 

Solid hardwood is milled normally from a piece of timber to ¾” thick and cannot be put directly on a concrete slab. If solid flooring is your choice, our ENMAR Hardwood Flooring Gilbert installers would first have to create a sub-floor that the solid wood could then be installed on top of.

The top layer or “wear layer” of engineered flooring can vary anywhere from below 2mm of thickness to very substantial 6mm thickness. When it comes to repairing Phoenix hardwood floors, depending on the thickness of the wear layer, engineered flooring can also be sanded and refinished if there is damage to the floor.

Visit our ENMAR Hardwood Flooring Gilbert Showroom.

560 E Germann Rd, Suite 105
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Local: (480) 497-1633

Monday-Friday 10am- 5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

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