Beers recently installed these beautiful engineered hardwood floors in our Annapolis client's home. The top layer of the flooring is made from African Mahogany, also know as African Sapelli and Sapelle. This durable flooring consists of a top layer of hardwood called a "wearlayer". Underneath the hardwood, the flooring contains layers and layers of plywood. This composition of hardwood and thick plywood underneath delivers excellent advantages to homeowners. Since the top layer of the engineered flooring is actual hardwood, homeowners get to enjoy all the natural characteristics and beauty of the hardwood. Additionally, the plywood layers provide greater strength and stability than a solid wood floor. For example, engineered woods are more resistant to changes in temperature and humidity, allowing for greater installation flexibility. That means these engineered floors can be installed in basements or over top of existing flooring.
Our Annapolis client decided to remove carpet and laminate that covered his living room, kitchen, dining room and hallway. Beers replaced it with wide plank, 5 3/16", African Mahogany flooring that adds beauty, not to mention increased value, to the home. Below are three photos of the engineered flooring Beers installed.