As a homeowner, your health is important to you when it comes to home renovations. After all, you would never install asbestos or other harmful products in your home. You may even use a Brita filter on your taps and keep carcinogen-free chemical cleaners in your laundry room. Engineered hardwood flooring is a flooring option that you should consider to help make your home healthy and safe for you and your family.
Here are the top three health- and safety-conscious reasons why homeowners across Ontario have chosen engineered hardwood flooring for their homes.
Resistant Against Mold and Bacteria
Engineered hardwood flooring resists mold and bacteria growth, lessening the risk it will build-up and negatively affect your health. If you have young children, who fall while learning to walk, or older children who like to tumble and wrestle on the ground, the last thing you want is for them to be touching a potentially hazardous floor. Luckily, engineered hardwood flooring is a healthy choice that will help you and your family live carefree and healthy in your home.
Build-ups of mold and moisture can affect your respiratory health, as well as the health of family members who have weaker immune systems like children or the elderly. Prolonged exposure to mold may increase the likelihood of developing such illnesses like asthma, oral infection, and skin lesions and rashes. It is better not to take a chance on your or your family’s health, especially when engineered hardwood flooring is an affordable option to prevent these illnesses from occurring. If you are looking for a health-friendly flooring option, look no further than engineered hardwood flooring.
Engineered hardwood Flooring is the Easy-to-Clean Flooring Option
With engineered hardwood flooring, you can enjoy the look of regular wood flooring at or below cost. However, there is a difference between these two types and you will know when you feel it. Engineered hardwood flooring is more stable than regular hardwood flooring, a difference you will notice with every step you take, due to the greater internal balance of engineered hardwood’s layers. Regular hardwood, by comparison, uses solid planks of wood, which are not as sturdy.
Due to the way engineered hardwood flooring is constructed, the underlayment (the under layer of the engineered hardwood floor) prevents the formation and accumulation of mold. The underlayment has a moisture barrier, which stops mold from posing a serious risk to your health. This makes engineered hardwood flooring a lung-healthy flooring option that you should consider if you prioritize your health.
Engineered hardwood flooring, due to its many layers, is not as porous as hardwood floors. Spills will not penetrate engineered wood as efficiently as it can on hardwood flooring. If you want an easy-to-clean floor that provides many healthy benefits, you should consider installing an engineered hardwood floor in your home.
The Flooring Option That Won’t Trip You Up
Engineered hardwood flooring is less sensitive to temperature and humidity than regular hardwood flooring, and it will not expand to the same extent as the latter. Engineered wood layers block excessive amounts of moisture from building up and warping the flooring, preventing any swelling or warping from occurring.
A floor with less cups or gaps in it is safer to walk over for you and your family, especially since children tend to run around a lot, which makes engineered hardwood flooring a great safe flooring option to consider. With an engineered hardwood floor, you no longer have to worry about you, your children, or pets tripping and falling onto furniture or the floor.
If you are interested in health- and safety-conscious flooring, contact Invision Hardwood & Décor today about installing engineered hardwood flooring in your home. Homeowners across Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, and the GTA have all installed this reliable flooring option because they value their health and safety. For more information on the benefits of engineered hardwood flooring, or to place an order, please visit us at our website.