About Solid and Engineered Hardwood Flooring
In your search for the perfect hardwood flooring for your home, you will encounter many choices. One of these choices involves the construction of the wood flooring itself; Solid or Engineered. To help you choose, we've compiled some basic information for you to consider as you evaluate your needs. If you have any questions during the process, feel free to ask us questions via the Need Help? icon, the Ask Seller a Question link or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solid Hardwood Flooring - Solid Hardwood Flooring is simply tongue and groove strips of solid hardwood. Solid hardwood flooring is what people commonly think of first when considering hardwood flooring. It can be purchased unfinished or RAW and finished on-site, or it can be purchased pre-finished where the durable top coat has been applied before the product is shipped to you for installation.
Solid hardwood flooring adds the beauty and warmth of natural wood to any decor. As a solid wood product, it is sensitive to changes in humidity and temperature -- therefore it is not recommended for installation in areas with drastic changes in humidity or temperature or below grade (such as a basement) to avoid bucking or warping.
Solid Hardwood Flooring is beloved by homeowners, buyers and real estate professionals as an excellent selling point as well as a wise investment that retains and adds value to a home. Many people appreciate the look, feel, and the unmistakable sound of walking on hardwood floors
Engineered Hardwood Flooring - Engineered Hardwood Flooring is tongue and groove strips of material built from strips of wood arranged in a "mesh like" pattern, with a thinner piece of solid hardwood on top. It is generally available pre-finished with a durable top coat applied before the product is shipped to you for installation.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring adds the same beauty and warmth of natural wood to any decor and is a more appropriate choice than Solid Hardwood for areas that may experience variations in temperature or humidity. As an engineered product, the "mesh like" pattern of the layers helps to keep the flooring from warping or bucking as the environment changes in your home. Engineered hardwood flooring can be used on any level of your home (including basements).
Engineered Hardwood Flooring is also beloved by homeowners, buyers and real estate professionals as an excellent selling point and a wise investment that retains and adds value to a home.