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Choose the Right Subfloors for Engineered Floors

Choose the Right Subfloors for Engineered Floors

By Rick Jones  - Hardwood Floors Magazine- February/March 2003

 

Q: Which types of subfloors are acceptable for engineered hardwood flooring?

A: This is a good question, because one of the major selling points of engineered hardwood flooring is its versatility with many kinds of subfloors. The secret behind this versatility is its dimensional stability, which comes from its composition. Most engineered hardwood flooring is three-ply or five-ply. This construction handles moisture well, making it ideal in a number of conditions, such as humid regions, that usually are less than ideal for wood. 

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