When people hear the word "hardwood
," they automatically think of charm, richness, and classic looks that never go out of style. These floors last for decades and often look even better with age. Please continue reading to hear what we tell customers about choosing the right hardwood floor for their needs.
On the surface, the two versions look very similar, but the construction is different. While solid is one thickness throughout,
engineered wood flooring is layered, giving it stability and a better ability to handle water. The top layer of engineered wood floors consists of your species-of-choice, with knots, grains, swirls, and undertones. However, underneath are three or more layers of genuine wood combined with a little resin and then placed in a crosswise position. Unlike solid, it doesn’t shrink or contract to adjust to the weather, needs no acclimation, and can be installed in any grade level. Like solid, it can be refinished, lasts for years, and adds value to a property.