Learning About Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring is a product that is made up of a core of hardwood, plywood or HDF and a top layer of hardwood veneer that is glued on the top surface of the core and which is available in almost any hardwood species. This is why engineered wood flooring has the natural characteristics of the selected wood species and so it looks almost identical to the real thing but is less expensive.
In addition to the top layer of hardwood veneer that is on engineered wood flooring, it typically has another three or more core layers as well, and of course there is much greater stability the more layers that you have. The core layers may be plywood, high density fiberboard, or hardwood.
A few of the options that you have when it comes to engineered wood flooring are: Brazilian Cherry, Mesquite, Santos Mahogany, Merbau, Jarrah, Purple Heart, Hickory/Pecan, African Padauk, Wenge, Hard Maple, Australian Cypress, White Oak, Ash, American Beech, Red Oak, Heart Pink, Yellow Birch, Black Walnut, Teak, Black Cherry, Southern Yellow Pine, and Douglas Fir.
Where to Buy
If you have decided that you are interested in using engineered wood flooring in your home, then there are a few companies in particular that you are going to want to check out. One is European Flooring, a company that offers four of the most respected and reputable brands of engineered wood flooring in the world: Listone Giordano, Parqueterie Berrichonne, Berry Floor, and Flexura.
Listone Giordano in particular is a great choice for engineered wood flooring and is recognized as being the world's premier engineered glue-down hardwood floor, merging sophisticated and superior technology with beautiful Italian design. It is available in Wenge, Teak Asia, Jatoba, Sirari, Morado, Iroko, Doussie Africa, Cabreuva Vermelha, Canadian Maple, Ash, Beech, European Cherry, Maple Sycamore, and White Oak.
The European Flooring Company also offers an array of different cleaners for your engineered wood flooring, so that you can keep it looking as fresh and gorgeous as the day you installed it. They offer Puliplus which is special cleaning liquid for Listone Giordano to remove glue residual and other stains, Sigilplus which is sealing liquid that penetrates in the cracks between the plates and makes them water-repellant, Ceraplus which is polish that consists of selected waxes for conserving the natural and warm look of the wood floor, Deterplus which is a special detergent for cleaning these engineered wood floors, and Vitaplus which is a protective and repairing wax that is specially designed for Listone Giordano engineered wood flooring.