Wood flooring has been one of the most popular flooring products in Singapore, it improves the luxurious image of your living spaces and interior. Having a real piece of wood also brings comfort to your feet. With the advancement of technology, engineered wood flooring provides more wood flooring designs and choices for today's home owners without them having to exceed their renovation budget.
Here are some benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring:
1) More Wood Species to Choose
Before engineered wood flooring came into the wood flooring industry, home owners in Singapore have only limited choices to select for their homes. It is either teak or oak parquet or some very expensive full solid wood planks. Wood species selected are therefore very limited.
Engineered wood flooring hence, bring in a lot of choices for the home owners today.
2) Better Structural Stability
As the structure of the engineered wood planks is made up of layers of wood surrounding the main core layer, it gives the wood a better dimensional stability structurally. Therefore, expansion and contraction of engineered wood flooring is very minimal compare to that of a solid parquet.
In tropical countries such as Singapore, you could find some engineered wood with Hevea (rubber wood) as the core layer, this gives more stability for the floorboard especially against the moist humid conditions in places like Singapore.
3) Environmentally Friendly
A full solid wood flooring plank can be sawned into 5 to 7 pieces of good quality engineered wood. This simply means that less timber would be used to furnish a typical room when the home owner uses engineered wood.
On top of that, good quality engineered wood flooring products are usually obtained from reliable and well audited sustainable forests. This therefore benefits both the home owners and the environment.
4) More Cost Efficient than Solid Hardwood
Solid full plank wood flooring are usually highly expensive due to many factors such as the shipping of wood, the sources as well as the workmanship of the wood fabricators which are very few in resources today.
However, with engineered wood flooring, home owners can enjoy the luxury of real solid wood flooring at homes without investing too much dollars on the renovation.
5) More resistant to wear and tear
Good quality engineered wood flooring products will usually have good period of product warranty against material defects and warping. This is because engineered wood is a finished product compare to a solid wood plank.
What it means to the home owners is that the liability is passed on directly to the manufacturer of the engineered wood products. Hence, it become somewhat a worry-free product for the home owners in having a piece of engineered wood flooring at home.
6) Wood is naturally healthy and comfortable
One good benefit of natural wood is that it does not accumulate any dust mites; dust mites could cause allergy to asthma especially on children. Therefore, wood flooring naturally improves the indoor air quality of your home.
On top of that, wood flooring is comfortable even when there is drastic temperature change in the surrounding. If the weather gets cold, wood flooring will ensure your feet are warm; vice versa, if the surrounding weather is hot, your wood floor keeps your feet cool.
7) Wood could last longer
Compare to laminate flooring, engineered wood flooring may be much more expensive. However, a good quality engineered wood flooring could last the home owner much longer than usual.
This is because you could give the wood flooring a new look, even after more than 10 over years of ageing, by revarnishing the surface all over again. Laminate flooring, is not possible to do that.
Wood flooring therefore creates a kind of nostalgia for the home owners when the flooring ages through time. This perhaps is one strong reason why a good quality engineered wood flooring is better than most laminate flooring.
In summary, by understanding the benefits of engineered wood flooring in Singapore homes today, home owners could therefore make a better decision in deciding the right natural wood flooring material for their homes.
Evorich Holdings, is one of the most reputable flooring contractors in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Providing the end user with supply and installation of quality laminate flooring, high end resilient flooring, engineeredtimber flooring, wood flooring, indoor and outdoor decking.
Evorich Holdings is also a member of National Wood Flooring Association and a strong advocate for introducing Eco green flooring into the building and construction industry worldwide. Moreover, Evorich Holdings has recently been awarded as one of the Promising SME 500 awards in Singapore & is the first flooring contractor in Singapore to win the Spirit of Enterprise Award 2011. Evorich has also recently been awarded the Orchid Trusted Brands 2012 for quality customer services in Singapore.
With continuous support for the Green Eco movement in Singapore, Evorich Flooring sponsors Miss Earth Singapore 2012. The group is also the Co-Sponsor & award presenter to Southeast Asia Property Awards. The biggest award event to recognize developers in Southeast Asia.