The Pros of Having Engineered Hardwood Floors in Your Home

Engineered or composite wood is ideal because of it being a visually appealing, durable, and sustainable material.

Fisher Lumber supplies engineered wood or composite wood to homeowners and contractors. The use of engineered wood has been so pervasive that we decided to expand our offerings. Fisher Lumber partners with Trex, Azek, and Georgia Pacific to provide a variety of engineered wood options from floorboards to beaded ceilings. Engineered or composite wood is ideal because of it being a visually appealing, durable, and sustainable material. Keep reading to discover more about the pros of having engineered hardwood floors in your home.

What is Engineered Wood?

When particles of wood are bound together with an adhesive such as resin or plastic, you now have engineered lumber. Plywood and glue-laminated timber are primary materials, and when mixed with real hardwood, it creates a durable and sustainable material.

Pros of Having Engineered Hardwood Floors in Your Home

1) Aesthetics

Using real hardwood flooring comes at a higher price point than using engineered flooring. However,  when using engineered lumber, you don’t miss out on the look of real hardwood because real hardwood sits on the top layer of engineered lumber. If you’re a fan of classic and timeless architecture, then this is an option that you’re going to love.

2) Sustainability

What makes engineered or composite wood sustainable is that you can use leftovers from other wood manufacturing processes to construct this kind of material, along with recycled plastics. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, this is an Eco-friendly and conscientious choice.

3) Durability

Because a home has a lot of foot traffic, you want to make sure that your flooring is firm. Engineered wood isn’t susceptible to rotting, degrading, or corrosion because it doesn’t expand or contract as much as other types of flooring. It’s also insect resistant. All of these pros make it especially ideal for incorporating engineered lumber into your decking options. Fisher Lumber also assists with deck design.

More on our Manufacturers

Trex-Trex offers low-maintenance and eco-friendly composite decking that’s fade and stain resistant and lasts up to 25 years!

Azek-Azek premium capped polymer decking has an assortment of warm and vintage colors that are built to last. Check out their Vintage, Arbor, and Harbor Collection!

Georgia Pacific-Founded in 1927, Georgia Pacific is an expert when it comes to Southern Yellow Pine and Western Softwood Lumber.

Depend on Leland Fisher Lumber For Your Lumber and Hardware Needs!

Leland Fisher Lumber is full-service lumber and hardware supplier. We’ve serviced homeowners and professional contractors in Montgomery County, Howard County, and Frederick County since 1894! Whether you want to remodel your home or upgrade your business, we have the professionalism and expertise to make any architectural vision come to life.

Be sure to visit Fisher Lumber’s Designer Showroom featuring displays of Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru entry doors, Simpson and Masonite exterior doors, as well as a wide selection of interior doors featuring Simpson, Masonite, Lemieux and JELD-WEN.  Our knowledgeable experts are ready to assist you!  Contact us at 301-424-6500 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


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