To choose the best engineered wood flooring, you must take some shopping considerations in mind, such as:
The veneer wear layer and finish – Ask yourself how important the veneer layer’s thickness is to you. This is the layer that will endure wear and tear such as walking, furniture weight, scratches, and more. Some products feature thin layers of veneer, while others offer 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-millimeter veneers. If your home gets a lot of foot traffic, you may want to consider engineered flooring products with a thicker veneer as they can be refinished if damaged. Additionally, some engineered flooring options contain a protective finish that’s made of a naturally occurring compound called aluminum oxide, which makes them harder to scratch, but they usually cannot be refinished.
The core layer – The core layer is the material that the veneer sits upon, called plys. The more plys in an engineered wood floor, the less likely it is to cup, shrink, split, or expand.
The dimensions of your engineered flooring – Engineered wood flooring comes in a variety of widths. Most engineered wood floors are around 5 inches wide. Narrow planks give a room a formal or contemporary feel, while wide plank flooring gives a room a country, a colonial, or an old-world aesthetic. Most engineered wood flooring comes in random-length planks to give the installation a more hand-built look.
Based on the above shopping considerations, our recommendations for the best engineered hardwood flooring are:
- L&M Hardwood
- Shaw Engineered Hardwood
- Mohawk Engineered Hardwood
- California Classic Hardwood
Engineered hardwood provides an advantage over solid hardwood because of the ability to install in multiple areas of the home. Engineered hardwood is perfect for the Las Vegas area because it tolerates the heat and low humidity better than solid hardwood.