What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

Are you trying to decide on a suitable flooring? Take a look at hardwood floors. They have a long lifespan and are very traditional. They bring style and elegance into your home. Also, it is an excellent investment into your home and raises the value of your property. Let's talk more about it below.

Engineered or Solid?

Solid hardwood floors are simple. They are composed of single planks that fit together side by side. There is the same thickness throughout the plank. Engineered wood is constructed a bit differently. It has a slice of the desired wood on top, but then, underneath that, it is three pieces of wood pressed together in a crosswise position. So you have all the swirls, grain, and knots that you want to see on the top. Engineered wood has a higher capability to withstand moisture than solid wood to go into basements without any problems. Solid wood wouldn't be suitable for basements because they warp when exposed to water moisture. Engineered wood can be refinished to preserve its look and add to the floor's lifespan. It also adds to the property value the same as solid wood.

The installation of engineered hardwood is different from solid hardwood flooring. Engineered fits together like a jigsaw puzzle, with an easy-to-fit construction. As a result, the installation time with engineered wood is reduced compared to solid hardwood. The good thing is that you can mix and match engineered hardwood in your home.

The looks

Wood floors are distinctive in how they look, and they look fantastic! Hardwood floors come in various species, colors, grain, and styles. The most popular you will find are hickory, oak, cherry, and walnut. Each species has its way of looking, so you will have a lot to look at. There are also exotic woods from Africa, Indonesia, and Brazil. But, again, you can choose from any style, grain, or stain.

We at Abbey Carpet of Logan know wood flooring. We are a hardwood flooring company specializing in selling and installing hardwood floors, so please stop by and visit our showroom in Logan, UT. We also serve River Heights, Providence, North Logan, Hyde Park, and Benson, UT. Let us help you get you the floor you deserve. Call us today!