An introduction to rustic engineered hardwood flooring
Rustic engineered hardwood flooring is the perfect choice when you want the warmth and character of a rustic floor in a location where a solid hardwood floor is not likely to perform well due to moisture and humidity.
Here’s a brief introduction to rustic engineered hardwood flooring from Carlisle that can answer your questions about this unique approach to rustic wide plank flooring.
What is rustic flooring?
Rustic flooring, or antique flooring, is a wooden floor that has an aged and worn appearance. Rustic floors can be created by using timbers salvaged from centuries old buildings, or by using techniques that distress new floorboards to give them an aged appearance.
What is engineered hardwood flooring?
Engineered flooring is made with planks that are constructed from multiple layers of material, rather than cut from a solid piece of hardwood. The top layer is made of a specific hardwood and finished to look like a solid wood floor, while the layers below are glued together to create a highly stable core. This engineered core is more impervious to expansion and contraction in settings where moisture and humidity are present. Consequently, engineered flooring is often ideal for installation in locations below grade like basements, or over radiant heat or concrete slab.
What is rustic engineered hardwood flooring?
Rustic engineered hardwood flooring is made with engineered floorboards that have been treated to give them an aged or antique appearance.
Why choose rustic engineered hardwood flooring?
A rustic floor adds an immediate sense of warmth and character to a room, providing a high level of visual interest and charm. A rustic engineered hardwood floor is ideal for spaces where you want a rustic appearance, but where humidity, moisture or large temperature fluctuations would cause a solid wood floor to warp or crack.