Solid or Engineered Wood Flooring?

Solid or Engineered Wood Flooring?

Let’s start with solid hardwood flooring.

PROS;

Solid hardwood flooring is all wood and comes 5/8 to 3/4 inches thick. Because it’s solid wood, it can be sanded and refinished many times giving you the look of new flooring many times over.

CONS:

Susceptible to changes in humidity – Not recommended for below-grade basements.

Engineered hardwood flooring is a veneer of real wood glued to several layers of wood underneath, like plywood.

PROS:

Engineered wood has excellent stability over time and makes it a good choice for any area of your home, including below-grade basements.
CONS:

Depending on the thickness of the hardwood veneer, engineered hardwood flooring can only be sanded and refinished once or twice during its lifetime.

So, which is better? Well, that’s a question that is up for debate. It really depends on the person who is buying it. Either way you really can’t go wrong as both are very durable taken care of properly. For more information concerning wood flooring feel free to call us and visit with one of our experienced staff. We can guide you through all your flooring questions. Not to mention that our experts can professionally install your flooring to perfection.

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