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18Oct/17
Ash Amber

ASH AMBER FLEX

ASH AMBER FLEX

Description Flex 19, Pro Series, Pre Finished, Engineered, Variation with Knots
Width 4 3/8"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Ash
Colour Amber
Manufacturer Preverco Hardwood

18Oct/17
Ash Natural

ASH NATURAL FLEX

ASH NATURAL FLEX

Description Flex 19, Pro Series, Pre Finished, Engineered, Variation with Knots
Width 4 3/8"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Ash
Colour Natural
Manufacturer Preverco Hardwood

18Oct/17
Ash Inox

ASH INOX FLEX

ASH INOX FLEX

Description Flex 19, Pro Series, Pre Finished, Engineered, Variation with Knots
Width 4 3/8"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Ash
Colour Inox
Manufacturer Preverco Hardwood

28Mar/15
product-607

HARD MAPLE BALI

HARD MAPLE BALI

Description Matte 10% gloss finish, wave texture.
Width 3 1/4"
Thickness 1/2"
Length Random
Species Maple
Colour Bali
Manufacturer Preverco Hardwood

28Mar/15
product-605

WHITE OAK MILAN

WHITE OAK MILAN

Description Pre-oil, brushed texture, available in Character Grade.
Width 5 3/16" , 7"
Thickness 1/2", 3/4"
Length Random
Species White Oak
Colour Milan
Manufacturer Preverco Hardwood

28Mar/15
product-606

WHITE OAK PARIS

WHITE OAK PARIS

Description Pre-oil, brushed texture, available in Character Grade.
Width 5 3/16" , 7"
Thickness 1/2", 3/4"
Length Random
Species White Oak
Colour Paris
Manufacturer Preverco Hardwood

28Mar/15
product-603

HICKORY NATURAL

HICKORY NATURAL

Description 40% gloss finish, available in Character Grade
Width 5 3/16"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Hickory
Colour Natural
Manufacturer Preverco Hardwood

28Mar/15
product-604

WHITE OAK BARCELONA

WHITE OAK BARCELONA

Description Pre-oil, available in Character Grade.
Width 5 3/16" , 7"
Thickness 1/2", 3/4"
Length Random
Species White Oak
Colour Barcelona
Manufacturer Preverco Hardwood

28Mar/15
product-597

BLACK WALNUT KOALA

BLACK WALNUT KOALA

Description 40% gloss finish, available in Character Grade.
Width 2 1/4" - 5 3/16"
Thickness 1/2", 3/4"
Length Random
Species Black Walnut
Colour Koala
Manufacturer Preverco Hardwood

28Mar/15
product-596

BLACK WALNUT CAPPUCCINO

BLACK WALNUT CAPPUCCINO

Description 40% gloss finish, available in Character Grade.
Width 2 1/4" - 5 3/16"
Thickness 1/2", 3/4"
Length Random
Species Black Walnut
Colour Cappuccino
Manufacturer Preverco Hardwood


ENGINEERED FLOORING

Engineered flooring is frequently confused with laminate. Whereas laminate flooring uses an image of wood on its surface, engineered hardwood flooring has a real hardwood surface with multiple underlying cross-laminated layers of plywood or fireboard, making it remarkably strong and dimensionally stable. This results in less gaps between boards and overall, a longer-lasting “new” look.

Engineered Hardwood vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring

It’s challenging to directly compare engineered hardwood floors with solid hardwood because engineered wood flooring can vary greatly in quality. Engineered floors can also have a selection of beveled edges, affecting the overall appearance. Just like solid hardwood, engineered floors can be sanded and refinished, which increases life span. Perhaps the main difference, however, is that an engineered hardwood floor is more moisture-resistant and thus suitable for below-grade or basement applications, whereas solid hardwood is not. It is also more ideal for wide-plank installation because of its resistance to gaps. Engineered is by far the most stable real-wood floor available and is available in a huge variety of species, widths, colours, styles, and installations for maximum suitability to your design, needs and tastes.

The Advantage of Engineered Hardwood Floors

Engineered floors can initially cost more than their solid wood counterpart, but in the end, their superior performance may make them a tremendous value. As well, the installation costs of engineered wood flooring are typically lower than solid, as either nail, glue or floating installations can be done. Engineered hardwood flooring is also compatible with under-floor heating systems. Globally, engineered hardwood is the most common wood flooring used. North America is the only continent with a larger solid wood market than engineered, though that is quickly changing.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring in Calgary

Check out the unsurpassed selection of regular and wide-plank engineered hardwood floors available at Metro Hardwood Floors using our online gallery, and then visit us at our showroom to decide which engineered flooring is ultimately best for your space.