Engineered wood is an excellent choice for a variety of applications and has many advantages over traditional wood products. Unlike ordinary wood products, engineered wood does not require a great deal of maintenance and can be ideal for places with extreme temperatures or where environmental concerns are a high priority. Engineered wood is also ideal for domestic and commercial projects because it is low maintenance and extremely durable. In addition to all these advantages, engineered wood flooring is also available in a wide variety of different colors and types, making it perfect for both new and old homes and buildings.You can find a number of different options available from Irwin Tiles.
The main feature of engineered wood flooring is the way in which the top layer is treated while the flooring is being produced. Generally, when flooring is created through the use of industrial processes, the top layer of the product is generally stained or painted with a surface finish. While this finish may be attractive and may look good, this layer is not especially resistant to staining and hence it tends to get damaged faster than the rest of the product. Once the top layer is stripped off, as is often the case when you order engineered wood flooring, it is left unfinished until it is ready for installation.
A number of companies producing engineered wood flooring will stain the top layer of their products with a polyurethane based finish. This type of finish is more durable than its standard counterpart, however, and has been found to be more resistant to wear and tear over time. The color you see on the flooring may also vary between shades of brown, blue or black, as well as between tiles of the same size. Since engineered hardwood floors are typically manufactured using thicker boards, they generally come in a variety of different sizes. Therefore, you may need to order standard sizes to cover a large area or you may choose to have custom sized engineered wood flooring produced.