During extreme changes in the weather, natural hardwood flooring can expand and contract so much that it will buckle or warp. The core layer of an engineered hardwood floor gives it the ability to expand and contract without buckling or warping as natural hardwood flooring would. This means that engineered hardwood flooring is less affected by environmental conditions and can be installed in more areas than natural hardwood flooring.
Miami Carpet and Tile can install engineered a hardwood floor almost anywhere. With engineered wood, a tongue and groove locking system is used to allow the wood to be installed as a floating floor. With this system, the engineered hardwood planks are locked together. This means that the engineered hardwood flooring is installed very securely. This locking system also makes it possible to replace any individual planks which become damaged. However, before an engineered hardwood floor is installed, Miami Carpet and Tile will place a vapor barrier between the existing foundation and the new floor to prevent any possible moisture coming up through the concrete slab and penetrating the engineered wood.