If you’re in the market for new flooring and debating what to choose, keep in mind that engineered hardwood could increase the value of your home when you plan to resell. Hardwood floors are listed in the top 15 upgrade ideas for home sales according to a blog by HGTV.
Ask any real estate agent and they’ll tell you that floors and finishes play a large role in the consideration process for homebuyers. Let’s face it, real wood engineered floors and wood-look floors add an undeniable beauty to a room.
What is an engineered hardwood floor?
Engineered hardwood floors feature a wood veneer applied to a platform of perpendicular wood plies. This construction adds dimensional stability to the floors and allows them to be installed using multiple methods.
How is an engineered hardwood floor installed?
You can staple, nail* or glue an engineered floor directly to an appropriate subfloor, or the floor can be “floated” over the subfloor with the use of underlayment and a vapor barrier.
Why are Q•Wood engineered hardwood floors a good solution?
Engineered hardwood floors from Q•Wood by Quick•Step feature multiple hardwood options in oak, hickory, maple and walnut, in a variety of stains from traditional to fashion-forward. Q•Wood engineered floors are also available in a variety of widths – 5 inch, 7 inch and 4-6-8 inch multi-width – and offer lengths of up to an 72 inches. Q•Wood also has the Opulux ™ Performance Enhanced Finish that gives luxurious look of an oil finish while maintaining the durability and performance of a UV finish.
Our engineered floors provide more stability than solid hardwood, while being less costly to produce and requiring less of the natural tree. It’s a greener option that provides greater flexibility for installation.
So, if you’re planning on installing a new floor this year, go ahead and choose the Q•Wood floor that you love. If you plan on reselling your home within the next few years, you’ll have beautiful hardwood floors to entice buyers. It’s a smart way to increase the value of your home.
And if you’re not planning on moving in the immediate future, you’ll have durable floors that make sense for you and your family.
*Nail method depends on floor thickness. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions.
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