How to Avoid Engineered Hardwood Flooring Mistakes

Purchasing flooring for your home is a difficult process. Finding the right company, choosing the right finish and specifications, and using the right installer is a process that leaves room for many mistakes. And unfortunately, those mistakes could affect the quality of the flooring in your home. Luckily, we can help you avoid engineered hardwood flooring mistakes. We’ll review 3 of the most common mistakes people make when purchasing engineered hardwood flooring so your floors will be flawlessly beautiful.

Poor quality wood

Always ask what wood the flooring company uses. Many companies will claim to use European White Oak, but this generic oak has plenty of variation, which can cause issues. The best engineered hardwood flooring companies will use genuine French White Oak–and be able to prove they do. This wood has more tannins, which means it will reflect your finish more beautifully. It also is durable and long-lasting, so you can enjoy your flooring in comfort for a long time to come.

Low quality core

What’s below the wood layer, the core, is just as important as the wood itself. If you’re looking to buy engineered hardwood flooring, always ask what materials a company uses for their flooring core. Many companies will use compressed sawdust as a core, which is a cheaper option that leaves their flooring less durable and more susceptible to shifting.

Quality cores will use layers of high quality plywood (like our premium plywood) and weather & boil-proof glue to ensure your flooring stays in place after it’s installed. A more durable core will also help prevent damage to your floorboards.

Sacrificing quality for cheaper price

Picture shows the differences between PurezaWood wide plank hardwood flooring and other "luxury" kinds

We’ve all heard the saying “you get what you pay for” and this certainly rings true when it comes to engineered hardwood flooring. Plenty of companies will offer cheap engineered hardwood flooring, but what they’re actually doing is selling you a far inferior product. So while it may seem like a good idea to buy the cheaper flooring, you’ll end up replacing your floors in just a few years, making your total cost much more than the high-quality brands. In this case, spending some extra money up front in order to avoid engineered hardwood flooring that falls apart quickly is worth it.

Get high quality flooring so you can avoid engineered hardwood flooring mistakes

At PurezaWood, you can get high quality, custom engineered hardwood flooring that will look beautiful in your home for many years. We only use oak sustainably sourced from French forests, premium plywood for our core, and a thick wear layer so you can refinish your engineered floor as much as solid hardwood! And, because all of our floors are custom made, you can create flooring that fits your home perfectly. Contact us to learn more.

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