We have engineered natural oak wood floors in our kitchen. They are not a problem, a little harder to keep clean as you have to sweep more often to prevent scratches but the look is well worth it. I also use the recommended cleaner from the floor installer. The wood floor is warm looking and looks great w/ the light cherry cabinets . The only issue is that they might dent if you drop something heavy on them.
Since the engineered wood is floating, it can be installed over the existing hardwood floor without any serious preparation, provided the existing floor is sound, level, and free of imperfections. An engineered wood floor can be a very beautiful addition to a home.
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The exception to hardwood and engineered wood’s interchangeability comes down to water damage. Engineered wood flooring is a better choice in high-moisture environments than solid hardwood, making it a better option for kitchens, bathrooms and basements. But, for whole-house installations, both flooring options offer a wide range of style choices.
Can you put engineered wood over karndean?
It is very versa tile as it can be laid over all floor surfaces, wood, tile, asphalt, concrete even existing vinyl . Can you put other flooring over tile? Yes, you can lay engineered-wood or laminate flooring over tile if the tile is in decent shape.
We recommend the use of a minimum ¼” (6 mm) Underlayment grade plywood that meets the requirements of the American Plywood Association (APA) or panels manufactured to be used as underlayment for resilient floors, as acceptable for use with Karndean products.
Can I Lay karndean over existing flooring?
If you’re laying Karndean over existing flooring, be sure it is properly prepared. All waxes or sealers must be removed, and patching/leveling or embossing must be brought to a flatness of 3/16” in 10’. If you are installing where existing floors have been removed, check that there are no traces of previous adhesive residue.
What is karndean flooring made of?
Karndean flooring is available in many different colours and made of vinyl, but made to look like wood. Its premise is that it looks like wood and you get the look and feel of natural flooring but without the cost or the care involved with wood. It’s easy to install and quite durable and you can also get a stone look as well as wood.