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3 Reasons Engineered Hardwood Could Be Perfect For You

The floor that you walk on is one of the most important aspects of anyone’s home, and that is why you should be choosing a material that makes you feel comfortable. Engineered hardwood is one of the most luxurious products that you can choose to use in your home, and you may have some questions about its versatility. In this article, we will be outlining 3 main reasons why you should be choosing to use hardwood in your home.

engineered hardwood flooring by Kentwood
Brushed Maple Lemur hardwood by Kentwood

1. Comfort

If you’ve ever walked barefoot on a hardwood floor, you will understand why people choose it for its beautiful real-wood finish. Most hardwood flooring products are now engineered instead of solid, but this is a great development in the flooring industry. You can now have a solid hardwood floor with a veneer of any type of wood that you can imagine.

With so many options available for engineered hardwood comes many opportunities for a comfortable finish. Depending on the wood material that the product is made from, you may see some products with a soft sanded finish that feels very nice to walk on. In particular, natural-look products such as Acacia and natural oak tend to have a very soft and sanded feel to them. You will not get this type of finish on any other product.

If comfort is important to you as much as it is to us, you will be very happy when you choose hardwood flooring.

wildwood natural hardwood flooring by magna hardwood
Wildwood Natural by Magna Hardwood

2. Visual Appeal

There is nothing that has quite the same visual appeal as natural hardwood flooring. Laminate and vinyl flooring products only manage to imitate natural wood grain and colours, and some do quite a poor job of it. With natural engineered hardwood, you’ll always have a beautiful floor with unmatched visuals that bring out the beauty in your home.

Solid hardwood is a unique product because it can be sanded and re-stained to match your home as the years go by. Though, solid hardwood is becoming less and less common every year. This is because it is very expensive to produce and more difficult to take care of, especially in the dry climate that most of Canada has. Solid hardwood is a very high-maintenance product, and only people with special humidifying systems in their homes should consider using it.

Thankfully, engineered hardwood flooring is taking over the market. Engineered hardwood makes it much easier for the average person to enjoy the beauty and comfort of hardwood, without as much maintenance required. Since it is produced typically with a compressed plywood core, it will stand up much better to the changing temperatures and dry climate of Canada.

And finally, hardwood flooring has a very unique grain pattern – which is to be expected, of course. Anything that comes from a natural source will have a varying grain pattern, and you can be sure that when you choose hardwood for your home, you will not be stuck with a boring and uniform look to your floors.

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White Oak – Wishbone by TwelveOaks

3. Durability

Engineered hardwood flooring is unique in its composition, and has a lot of offer in terms of durability. It is a more accessible product for the average person, and does not require as much maintenance and climate control as solid hardwood. These qualities make it the perfect choice for a homeowner in a drier climate, such as Alberta!

The materials used to construct engineered hardwood are cheaper and easier to source, which means that more people are able to consider it as a choice for the flooring in their home.

Vinyl and laminate flooring products can be known to lift at the edges, as well as crack at the joints lose its wear layer over time. Engineered hardwood will never have any of these issues, as it is composed of higher-quality materials and designed to last a lifetime. When installed correctly, hardwood can last through every stage of a persons life, and bring them peace of mind that they will not have to replace it within five years.

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Grove – Naturally Aged Hardwood by Harris Floors


Though it is taking a step back in popularity these days, engineered hardwood flooring continues to be one of the pillars of great home design. Its comfort, quality, and beauty will assure you that you have made the right choice for your home.

Now that you have decided that hardwood flooring is the right choice for you, contact us today to get a free quote.

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