The Advantages of Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Homeowners, as well as those renters who are perhaps lucky enough to be part of the structural interior design process of a property they’re likely contemplating renting long-term, often have what turns out to be a not-so-simple choice to make when it comes to choosing the type of flooring with which to do up their interior living space. Upon careful consideration, the majority of these discerning homemakers either seriously consider engineered hardwood flooring or inevitably settle on it as the best option, but there are a few very specific reasons as to why engineered hardwood flooring is perhaps the best option to go with.

Environmentally friendly

In isolation, environmental friendliness is understandably not the core consideration when it comes to doing up your interior flooring, but it very well should be because this quality contained in engineered hardwood flooring comes with a range of other knock-on qualities as well. For one, it’s cheaper than what it would cost to have the same amount of wood used from the trees that would subsequently have to be chopped down, i.e. up to seven pieces of engineered wood of the highest quality flooring can be produced from one full-flooring solid wood plank, which is where the engineering bit comes into play. So it’s environmental friendliness that translates into cost-effectiveness as well.


The natural terrace to follow in discussing the advantages of engineered hardwood flooring inevitably draws comparisons with natural, traditional wood flooring, but the benefits and advantages which are synonymous with this type of flooring apply in comparison to other types of flooring too, such as concrete flooring, porcelain tiling, etc. All things considered, including the cost-to-quality and cost-to-quantity ratios, this type of flooring emerges as being more durable. It might be slightly more expensive than some other specific types of flooring, but this is mostly because it simply lasts longer if properly cared for.

Re-varnishing, for instance, is an extremely inexpensive way to consolidate on the inherent durability, but it also makes for an instant way through which to give the flooring a brand new look.

Superior structural stability

No mistake should be made about it – the structural stability along with all the other indicative benefits of engineered wood flooring would be heavily dependent on the manufacturer from which it is sourced, the contractor installing it and the actual quality of the wood used to engineer the flooring. However, generally engineered hardwood flooring does indeed offer superior structural stability. This means no creaking or unevenness, if done to modern-day standards…

Style variation

Finally, since some “engineering” goes into the process of producing engineered hardwood flooring, this accounts for the availability of style variation. A variety of wood species can be used to create a specific style for instance, resulting in a range of what can be some very unique and bespoke-looking designs. Something like uniformity throughout the building can be easily provisioned for as well.

So, all in all, engineered hardwood flooring has many benefits and advantages which make it the increasingly preferred choice that it is.