Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring
Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring is an incredibly popular flooring product in 2020 - Offering a luxurious look untouched by any other Engineered Hardwood Flooring. We believe this look will be as timeless as the 2 ¼”, 3” and 4” that has been around for centuries. Call today for competitive pricing on Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring. 1-800-690-1799
How is Wide Plank Engineered Hardwood Constructed?
The top layer of a Wide Plank Hardwood flooring board is made of a real hardwood species, and then there's a core, which typically consists of multiple plywood layers glued together forming a thick and extremely durable flooring plank. The natural tendency of solid hardwoods is to expand, contract, or warp when exposed to different environmental factors such as heat, cold, & moisture, while engineered hardwood floors are made of stacked layers which are designed to combat those elements. This is what makes Wide Plank Engineered Hardwood Flooring a perfect alternative in geographical areas that have excessive moisture, or in building spaces that are typically not suited for solid hardwood.
Best practiced, just as you would with laminate flooring, it is recommended that a vapor barrier be used between the subfloor and the engineered hardwood flooring even though it is much more resistant to moisture. While performing a glue-down installation directly to a concrete subfloor, the adhesive can also work as a built-in vapor barrier, just like the underlayment. Engineered hardwood flooring has additional flexibility unlike solid hardwood, giving you the option of installing over radiant heat sources as well.
Wide width solid wood planks can come up to 10 inches in width, and are often avoided due to their high priced material, installation costs and tendency to shrink or cup from any exposure to humidity. Wide plank floors are more costly to install as they are generally more difficult to install, and will require a significant amount of professional flooring glue as well as an installer familiar with this risky type of Flooring Installation. Not to mention a home climate control system that is built to last. In this case you will more than likely need extensive professional assistance.
Luckily, there is an overall less-expensive alternative to solid wide plank floors – wide plank engineered floors. Offering a nearly identical appearance to solid wide plank hardwoods floors, engineered wide plank floors can complement just about any room in your home, rental or place of business. Unlike those wide planks produced from solid wood, engineered wide plank floors are easier to install and cost considerably less for the material since the hardwood layer is a veneer, even with a thick wear layer, the cost is usually less. Although engineered wide plank floors can cost less, they are still incredibly durable and awesome to see in a room. For Wide Plank Hardwood Floor options, Contact us today at 1-800-690-1779.
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