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AllenG
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Posted: August 1, 2008 10:41 PM

Can someone explain to me why engineered hardwood is better in basements?
DelWallace
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Posted: August 2, 2008 1:33 PM

RE: engineered in basement - why is it preferred?
Engineered hardwood is layered like plywood. Because the layers are sandwiched running in alternating directions they are more dimensionally stable. All wood expands and contracts due to temperature changes. Hardwood expands further with the grain than across the grain. With the engineered wood sandwiched in layers it can’t expand as much.
JimLaeger
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Posted: August 4, 2008 6:51 PM

RE: engineered in basement - why is it preferred?
Engineered hardwood is made up of several layers (like plywood) that are run in opposing directions. This makes a product that is very stable with humidity changes compared to solid wood.
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