If extra time at home this year has you finally ready to tackle the remodel project in your home, or if you are renovating a home to list on the market while interest rates are incredibly low, then you are probably already aware of the value of real wood floors. On average, homes with the gorgeous, undeniable beauty of wood flooring sell quicker and for more money than homes with other flooring materials. But real hardwood floors come with moisture concerns. So let’s talk about the advantages of engineered hardwood flooring.

Of course, we also just adore the way timeless, stunning hardwood shines throughout the home. You may think that your active home or budget considerations would prevent you from installing real wood floors, but with the advantages of engineered hardwood flooring you can have real hardwood that fits your lifestyle and your design budget!

Environmentally SoundIn the interest of performance, time, cost, ease of maintenance, and convenience, sometimes engineered hardwood flooring offers even greater advantages than its solid wood counterpart! We cherish the unmistakable natural characteristics and grain of real hardwood flooring, and it literally brings the outdoors in, straight from the great American forests where the hardwood was harvested. Some engineered hardwood floors can provide authentic wood beauty while still considering the planet! Hearthwood engineered hardwood floors are made from sustainably harvested wood, contain no added formaldehyde, and meet indoor air quality standards to achieve Indoor Advantage Gold Certification. 


Incredible Water ProtectionSpilled drinks, pet accidents, and standing water are nothing short of a nightmare for homeowners with wood floors. After the expensive price tag and costly installation, the damage that water exposure can cause solid wood planks can be a constant source of worry. It should come as no surprise that in addition to the striking visuals and tremendous durability, the WetWorx™ Splatter and Spill Guard coats all six surfaces of every Hearthwood plank to create water resistant wood flooring. Not only is this protection proven to prevent moisture absorption up to 250% more than competitive real hardwood flooring, it allows you to wet-mop with Swiffer WetJet Wood cleaning systems for quick, easy cleaning!

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Little boy uses the SwifferQuicker, Cheaper InstallationWhen it comes to installation, the average homeowner will still want the convenience of hiring professionals to put down engineered hardwood floors. If you have children at home who are learning virtually, installing engineered hardwood flooring will displace rooms for a much shorter amount of time than solid wood. In fact, Hearthwood water resistant engineered hardwood floors offer glue, staple, or floating installation which can eliminate the tasks of pulling up and disposing of old flooring. If you are trying to get your home on the market quickly, this can be an incredible advantage.  

Enhanced Durability – Engineered hardwood flooring offers no shortage of supreme durability, and in some cases may be a better fit for life with kids and pets. Hearthwood real wood floors feature a premium Aluminum Oxide Polyurethane scuff and scratch-resistant finish for superior protection against claws, cleats, and dragged items. A solid wood floor and an engineered hardwood floor will both handle the wear and tear of your household for years with outstanding performance with routine care and maintenance. 

With these benefits and advantages, it’s easy to see why many families with active lifestyles would choose to design the home with engineered hardwood flooring. Thanks to modern innovation, Hearthwood water resistant wood floors are safer, just as eye-catching and durable, and much easier to maintain!