The Benefits of Engineered Hardwood by Urbanfloor

Published: November 28th, 2018

Hardwood flooring is an investment in your home; adding elegance and beauty while increasing its value and resale potential. Hardwood floors are also an investment in your family and in your style. That is why it is so important to select the right option for your family and taste. While shopping around for hardwood, you have likely heard the phrase ‘engineered hardwood.’ But, what is it? At Hopkins Carpet One we sell the very best in this type of flooring in all of Minneapolis; Urbanfloor Engineered Hardwood. And, we would like to tell you more about it and what makes it unique.
Engineered hardwood floor, like solid hardwood flooring, is made of 100% natural wood. Unlike solid, however, it is constructed in multiple, cross-grain layers. The top layer, or wear layer, comes in a variety of species and colors. Each layer of the core is laid cross-grain, in different directions, and this construction counteracts the natural tendency of wood to expand and contract with seasonal changes in temperature and humidity.

Urbanfloor engineered hardwood

Engineered hardwood by Urbanfloor is constructed in planks or strips and are manufactured of hardwood using a cross-directional laminated construction with a top layer of premium hardwood. And, there are a wide variety of species, colors and grain variations to choose from. Urbanfloor is known for their stylish and quality engineered hardwood floors. Whether you prefer a smooth and modern finish, a handscraped finish or even a heavily distressed floor, Urbanfloor has what you are looking for. From traditional to transitional to rustic to modern; Urbanfloor has the engineered hardwood flooring for you.

When it comes to installation, Urbanfloor engineered hardwood floors are incredibly versatile. Given the correct environmental conditions, engineered hardwood floors can be installed below, on, or above grade using many different installation techniques like glue, float or staple/nail. And, they can be installed over all types of subfloor including wood and concrete.

Urbanfloor engineered hardwood is also made from ecologically well-managed forests and suppliers. So, for those who want to ensure their home’s flooring is ethically sourced, this is the flooring for you.

If you are interested in utilizing a radiant heat system in your home, engineered hardwood may be the way to go. On account of its inherent resiliency to fluctuating temperatures, engineered hardwood is compatible with hydronic radiant heat systems.

Are you interested in learning more about Urbanfloor engineered hardwood for your Minneapolis home? Call Hopkins Carpet One today at 952-933-8944. Or you can Visit Our Store in Hopkins.