Jennifer S. | Handscraped Engineered Hardwood Allen, TX
During my initial consultation with Jennifer, I learned she wanted to replace the existing carpet all over her house with new hardwood floors. At first, she wanted to keep the small tile in her entryway but loved my idea of having continuous hardwood flooring throughout. I explained how this would bring all the rooms together and make the home look less “choppy”.
When I met with Jennifer, I brought several hardwood flooring samples to her home. I helped her select a Master’s Craft engineered handscraped hardwood in the Ponderosa collection (San Marcos color) for the 1000+ square foot project. As stated on the Master’s Craft website, “Ponderosa is a wide width, handscraped flooring line accentuated by hand crafted planks. Presenting a vintage look to add warmth and character to your home, the line also provides the stability of a fine engineered floor with a real wood top wear layer, all at an affordable price.”
Why Engineered Hardwood?
Engineered hardwood flooring is especially great for high traffic areas like entry ways and family rooms. There is also less opportunity for cupping and warping over the life of an engineered floor. The multi-ply construction also reduces expansion and contraction. Most engineered floors come pre-finished from a factory. This makes the top coat or finish more durable and longer-lasting than traditional site-finished solid hardwood floors. Most factory pre-finished floors contain a combination of polyurethane and aluminum oxide in the finish. Aluminum oxide is the additive that gives the floor the extra durability and abrasion resistance needed in busy homes with children and pets. New features available in engineered hardwood floors are different types of finishing techniques, including hot oil and wax.
Engineered hardwood has an increased structural stability greater than that of a solid hardwood floor. They also have improved resistance against humidity and moisture in comparison to a solid hardwood. Engineered flooring is the only hardwood suited for installations where moisture is prevalent (i.e., basements). Some engineered floors are capable of being installed over radiant heating systems. This is especially helpful during the cold winter months. Engineered hardwood floors are ideal for concrete subfloors, either as a direct glue-down or a floating floor. As opposed to solid wood floors, which are only recommended on ground floors and above, engineered hardwood can be installed on, above, or below grade.
Jennifer was extremely pleased with the installation and look of her new engineered hardwood floors and left us a wonderful review. (See her review here.) We loved helping her and her family create a beautiful new space, and we would love the opportunity to help your family as well!
To learn how Wood Floors of Dallas can help you with your hardwood flooring needs, give me a call, and I will bring samples right to your home!