What is Engineered Flooring?
Gaylord Engineered Flooring is far from ordinary and is a great solution for those wanting a hardwood floor, but perhaps do not have the appropriate situation. Our Gaylord Engineered Product is made up of two incredible layers. The top layer is 4.2mm (3/16”) of solid wood that sits upon a solid layer of exterior grade Baltic birch. When you are beginning the search for engineered flooring, it is important to question what the product is made of, what each layer consists of, and the quality put into each layer. We have seen an immense amount of POOR products that will continue to fail when put into your environment. Often engineered floors are made of poor quality plywood, HDF, or other unsafe materials.
Do I really need engineered flooring?
We get a lot of questions about engineered hardwood floors, and Client’s requesting that they NEED engineered flooring. It is important to think about your project and your situation and decide if engineered is the right product for your project. The truth is, engineered flooring is not without problems and is not bulletproof as many box stores will mislead you to believe. Engineered hardwood flooring is a natural product, the solid hardwood layer on top will still behave like solid hardwood. The only time you need engineered flooring is if it is being installed on concrete or below grade. Engineered flooring is also an excellent choice for over radiant heat. It is more stable and gives you the ability to go with a wider plank. Although it is slightly more stable, relative humidity must be controlled
Do I need to control my humidity?
Have more questions about relative humidity? Learn more about the humidity in your home here.
What should I be looking for in a wear layer?
The issues with a thin engineered flooring wear layer
The issues with having too thick of an engineered flooring wear layer
Why the Gaylord Hardwood Flooring wear layer is the right proportion
Is my engineered floor more durable?
This is False!
Engineered floors have solid hardwood on top and in turn, will have the same durability as your solid wood floor. Our product is finished through the same process as our solid hardwood flooring; resulting in the same finish & same 40-year finish warranty. Allowing your salesperson to learn more about your project, your lifestyle, and traffic in your home is the first step for a more durable floor. Secondly, choosing the right species, finish, and product for your project will allow for greater wear and tear and satisfaction over the years with your flooring.
What is the thickness of an engineered floor?
What are the board lengths in your Engineered Hardwood?
Board Lengths are critical to consider during the process of purchasing your hardwood flooring. They have the ability to open up space and create visual continuity. Our engineered flooring has incredible board lengths, with board lengths up to 12’ long! The average board lengths are around 6-7’ long, and in random lengths to create a natural look. It is important to discover and ask questions about the lengths of the boards when you are shopping for any hardwood floor. Most engineered floors are fixed lengths or a combination of a couple of different lengths, creating a patterned, unnatural look for your wood floor.