If you are looking at installing hardwood flooring into your home, then we understand the importance and size of the investment for you. And with the importance of this investment, you are naturally going to want to know all that you can about hardwood flooring types, more than any short little 50 word description can offer.
So in this article series we are going to delve into the nitty gritty of hardwood flooring. From finished to unfinished, engineered hardwood to solid hardwood. If there is something that you want to know, we are going to cover it to ensure that you can be as informed of a customer as possible.
In this week’s article, we are going to be discussing the difference between engineered and solid hardwood floors.
Engineered Vs. Solid Hardwood
Engineered hardwood is designed for locations with more moisture and humidity and is engineered to prevent the buckling and warping that normal, solid hard wood would undergo in such conditions.
While the top layer of the flooring is genuine hardwood, the following layers underneath are different types of wood that can withstand the movement caused by moisture and other things.
2. Solid Hardwood Flooring
Solid hardwood flooring is, as the name suggests, solid wood from top to bottom with home favorites being oak and maple. While this can be a little bit pricier, it is also significantly nicer and now comes in all sorts of exotic wood types from all over the globe.