Chicago Engineered Flooring Installation, Removal, and Care

ElmWood Flooring provides engineered flooring installation services to Chicago, IL as well as the surrounding suburbs, towns and villages, such as River Forest, Oak Park, Forest Park, and many others.

Engineered wood flooring has been steadily gaining popularity over the last several years. In fact, composite wood, as it is also called, is the most common type of wood flooring installed all over the World, especially in the United States and the Mid-West, including Illinois and the entire the Chicagoland area.

This type of hardwood floors is manufactured out of at least a few different layers of ply-woods with real wood that is put together into a plank. In other words, engineered floors is an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of composite materials creating by binding adhesives with fibers, strands or veneers of wood or wood derivative materials. Although similar, neither vinyl or laminate floors can be classified as engineered flooring.

The lamella, which is the top layer, is the visible – when installed – wood. The top layer is adhered to the core plank.  Each layer in engineered flooring is put together at a right angle to the layer below it, which ensures increased stability.

Due to the fact that it is so steady, engineered floors can be installed over all types of surfaces – such as concrete and plywood – and different types of wooden sub-floors – including but not limited to softwood and hardwoods of all types.  Manufactured board flooring – yet another name of engineered floors – are a good fit for on-grade, below, and above installation, so the product can be utilized on all levels of your house or building, including the basement.

Engineered floors include a wide range of products, such as plywood sheets, oriented strand board (OSB), glued laminated timber (also known as glulam), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), cross-laminated timber (CLT), parallel strand lumber (PSL), laminated strand lumber (LSL) and oriented strand lumber (OSL), finger-jointed lumber, I-joists, and all sorts of roof trusses.

If you are interested in installation, removal, general care, or refurbishing of engineered floors, please contact ElmWood Flooring today to speak with one of our Chicago hardwood flooring specialists by calling our local Chicago number (773) 209-7499 or filling out our  quick quote form. We’ll be more than happy to schedule a meeting and come out to your home or place of business and have our sales professional go over everything your looking to have done.

Remember, for the best engineered flooring installation, don’t mess around with buying floors from a store location, deal directly with us and the mills for all our products and service, as one of our valued customers.

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