In Binghamton NY engineered oak flooring can add a touch of tradition to any room of the home. Oak wood has a straight grain or a varied pattern of rays and flecks, depending on what sawing technique was used in the manufacturing process. Some distributors carry a “wormy grade” of oak flooring that has knots and worm holes scattered across the wood’s surface.
Unlike Solid oak hardwood, engineered oak has a thin top layer of oak with a layer of plywood underneath. It is important to remember, as with all engineered wood, these are still “real hardwood” flooring options and not to be confused with a laminate which would not be considered a “real” hardwood flooring solution. With engineered hardwood flooring, the top layer can be lightly sanded once or twice over the course of its lifetime to remove surface scratches and scrapes. This makes engineered oak a practical choice for living rooms, bedrooms and other areas that get lots of traffic. Engineered oak flooring can be installed using a nail-down, glue-down or floating technique, this flexibility makes it a a practical choice for homes in Binghamton NY.
Floor Coverings International of Binghamton NY offers free in-home flooring consultations. Call us today to learn more about engineered oak flooring in Binghamton NY.