Chestnut Prairie Creek Engineered Hardwood by Earthwerks is a flooring inspired by nature. This collection has beautiful authentic wood with a 3/8″ thickness and hand-scraped. It also has pillowed edges. So, What is engineered hardwood? Engineered hardwood has multiple layers of plywood or MDF and positions it in different directions. However, the construction of engineered hardwood is different among manufacturers. As a result, each layer is what gives it durable, high-performance quality. Consequently, the layered construction prevents the hardwood from warping and bowing in humid areas. Therefore, the advantage over solid wood is that the construction allows for installation in most homes.
The veneer is the top layer. Constructed with different species of wood, the veneer or top layer is what gives it that unique look of natural wood. Prairie Creek Collection is finished with Tuff Shield. It is a durable, aluminum oxide urethane coating. The aluminum oxide urethane and UV oil finish resist household scuffing on hardwood flooring like no other. Therefore, it provides the protection needed to help preserve the elegant look of your floor for many years to come
Engineered hardwood floors can be installed in several different ways. The most popular is either float it, which means putting a pad underneath it. Or you can glue it down. Both have their advantages. Gluing down a floor makes it sound denser with little to no noise like high heels. But it is harder to remove if you ever want to change it. Floating requires a pad under it. It has more of an echoing sound but the better padding the better the sound absorption. Both are great options.
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