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Common Myths About Reclaimed Engineered Wood Flooring

Reclaimed engineered wood flooring is an excellent choice for residential and commercial spaces. It combines the beauty of reclaimed wood with the stability of engineered construction, offering a sustainable, durable, and stylish flooring solution. Despite its many benefits, several myths surround reclaimed engineered wood flooring. At The Main Company, we aim to dispel these misconceptions and provide accurate information. Here are some common myths about reclaimed engineered wood flooring and the truths behind them.

Myth 1: Reclaimed Engineered Wood Flooring is Not Real Wood

One of the most common misconceptions is that reclaimed engineered wood flooring is not “real” wood. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Engineered wood flooring consists of a top layer of genuine reclaimed wood adhered to multiple layers of high-quality plywood or hardwood. This construction gives the authentic look and feel of solid wood while increasing stability and resistance to temperature and humidity changes.

Truth: Reclaimed engineered wood flooring offers the same natural beauty and character as solid wood, with added structural benefits.

Myth 2: It’s Not as Durable as Solid Wood

Another myth is that reclaimed engineered wood flooring is less durable than solid wood flooring. The reality is that engineered wood is specifically designed to be more stable and resistant to environmental factors that can cause warping and shrinking in solid wood. It is suitable for areas with high traffic because it is backed by multiple layers of plywood or hardwood

Truth: Engineered wood flooring is incredibly durable and often more stable than solid wood flooring, making it an excellent choice for busy households and commercial spaces.

Myth 3: Reclaimed Wood Flooring is Only for Rustic Designs

Many people associate reclaimed wood solely with rustic or farmhouse designs. While reclaimed wood has a natural, aged look, it is versatile and can complement various interior styles, from modern to traditional. Regardless of your aesthetic taste, The Main Company offers multiple finishes and styles.

Truth: Reclaimed engineered wood flooring is highly versatile and can enhance the beauty of any interior design style, not just rustic.

Myth 4: It’s Too Expensive

There is a perception that reclaimed wood flooring is prohibitively expensive. While it’s true that reclaimed wood can be more costly than some new wood flooring options, the benefits it offers—such as sustainability, unique character, and superior craftsmanship—justify the investment. Additionally, the longevity and durability of reclaimed engineered wood flooring can make it more cost-effective in the long run.

Truth: While reclaimed engineered wood flooring may have a higher upfront cost, its durability, uniqueness, and sustainable benefits make it a worthwhile investment.

Myth 5: Installation is Complicated

Some homeowners worry that installing reclaimed engineered wood flooring is more complicated than installing other types of flooring. However, engineered wood flooring is designed for easy installation. It can be installed using various methods, including floating, glue-down, and nail-down techniques. Moreover, precision engineering ensures a straightforward installation process.

Truth: Reclaimed engineered wood flooring is designed for easy installation, often simplifying the process than solid wood flooring.

Myth 6: It’s Not Environmentally Friendly

Reclaimed engineered wood is often misunderstood as being environmentally unfriendly because of its composite construction. Reclaimed wood, however, is one of the most sustainable flooring options. The process repurposes existing wood, thus reducing the need for new timber and reducing the impact on the environment. At The Main Company, we prioritise sustainability in our processes, ensuring our products are eco-friendly.

Truth: Reclaimed engineered wood flooring is an environmentally friendly choice that repurposes existing wood and reduces the need for new timber.

Myth 7: Limited Design Options

Another common myth is that reclaimed engineered wood flooring offers limited design options. It is important to note that reclaimed wood comes in a variety of species, colours, and finishes. Reclaimed Barn Oak Raw Matte Flooring offers a weathered look, while Reclaimed Douglas Fir Nordic White Flooring offers a sleek finish.

Truth: Reclaimed engineered wood flooring comes in a wide range of design options, allowing you to find the perfect match for your aesthetic preferences.

Myth 8: It’s Hard to Maintain

Many people believe that reclaimed wood flooring requires special care and maintenance. However, reclaimed wood requires no more maintenance than other high-quality wood floors. Your reclaimed engineered wood floor can look beautiful for years with regular sweeping, occasional mopping, and periodic refinishing.

Truth: With regular cleaning and occasional refinishing, reclaimed engineered wood flooring is easy to maintain.

Myth 9: It’s Prone to Damage

Reclaimed wood is often thought to be more prone to damage because it’s older. However, reclaimed engineered wood flooring is highly durable and resistant to damage. The top layer of reclaimed wood is protected by multiple layers of strong backing, making it less susceptible to scratches, dents, and other forms of damage.

Truth: Reclaimed engineered wood flooring is highly durable and resistant to damage, thanks to its robust construction.

Myth 10: It’s Not Suitable for Modern Homes

There’s a misconception that reclaimed wood flooring only suits older or traditional homes.  In addition to adding warmth and character to modern interiors, reclaimed wood can also be used in exteriors. Combining aged wood with contemporary design elements creates a stylish contrast.

Truth: Reclaimed engineered wood flooring can enhance modern homes by adding warmth, character, and a unique touch.

Final Thoughts

Reclaimed engineered wood flooring from The Main Company is a smart, sustainable choice that offers beauty, durability, and versatility. Don’t let common myths prevent you from considering this excellent flooring option. With our vast range of styles and finishes, you can find the perfect reclaimed wood floor to complement any room in your home or commercial space.

Embrace the truth about reclaimed engineered wood flooring and enjoy the unique charm, environmental benefits, and exceptional quality that it brings to your interiors. Let The Main Company help you transform your space with flooring that tells a story and stands the test of time.

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