The best engineered hardwood flooring provides the benefits you need
If you’re considering new hardwood flooring for your business, you might do best to choose engineered hardwood flooring. Like traditional hardwood, it will provide a classy, long-lasting surface. However, it also offers a range of extra benefits.
In this article, to help you decide whether you should choose a Mannington engineered hardwood floor, you’ll learn about a few of the benefits of engineered hardwood as your flooring choice.
The benefits of engineered hardwood flooring for businesses
Engineered hardwood flooring is elegant, hardwearing, and real. Yes, that’s right: it is real wood, which has simply been engineered differently to produce extra strength and simultaneously use less wood.
Constructed using several layers, engineered hardwood floors manufactured by Mannington use half as many trees as solid wood flooring. The inner plies are made using trees that are faster-growing, while the outer layer provides the finish you desire. Therefore, as well as aesthetically pleasing, it’s also environmentally friendly. But these aren’t the only benefits of choosing engineered hardwood flooring for your business premises.
Engineered hardwood flooring is far more resistant to moisture than solid wood floors. It won’t shrink, buckle, or swell like a solid wood floor might. So, if your floor is likely to get wet or have liquids split on it, engineered wood flooring is better than solid hardwood.
Great in basements
Because they are more resistant to moisture, engineered hardwood floors can be installed in basements, without the problems that solid hardwood floors would have. So, a business that has a basement level open to customers or the public could keep a uniform and elegant look on every one of its floors.
A longer-lasting finish requiring less maintenance
Engineered hardwood floors are factory finished. Unlike solid hardwood floors, they won’t need additional finishing after installation. The finish is longer-lasting and less maintenance.
Durable against high footfall
Because of the factory finish, engineered hardwood flooring is a good choice for areas where footfall is high, such as shops and office corridors.
Easy and versatile installation
Easier to install than solid hardwood, engineered hardwood flooring can also be fitted directly onto concrete. For factories that are to be converted into offices, this means that new flooring can be installed much faster. It’s especially useful to cover floors that can’t be removed, or where the new flooring needs to be ‘floated’ over the existing.
Cheaper than solid hardwood
If cost is a factor in your decision, you’ll be delighted to hear that Mannington have ensured their engineered hardwood flooring is generally cheaper than solid hardwood flooring. How much you can save depends on the finish you want.
Always buy the best engineered hardwood flooring
If you are sold on a hardwood floor finish in your office or commercial building, it’s imperative that you buy the best quality you can. There are some low-quality options available, but the extra cost savings really aren’t worth it; they will neither last as long or look as good, they’ll be less environmentally friendly, and the finish will be substandard.
Thus, we always recommend Mannington engineered hardwood flooring. Their wood facility reuses mill waste, and only uses water-based finishes that contain no VOCs. Some manufacturers use urea-formaldehyde adhesive; Mannington don’t, meaning air quality in your premises is better.
Mannington’s engineered wood planks, with their plywood core, are less likely to swell or warp, and are much less susceptible to moisture levels in the air. They can withstand commercial level foot traffic, and will last for years regardless of location or humidity.
So, with engineered hardwood flooring from Mannington, your business benefits from a floor that:
- Is real wood: good-looking, and stands the test of time
- Is highly moisture-resistant
- Available in a large range of finishes
- Is cheaper and easier to install than solid hardwood flooring
For all your flooring needs, don’t hesitate to contact Porter's. We’ll bring our expertise and experience to the table – and that includes helping you choose the best option for your business.