Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

The Advantages of Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Did you know that we’ve been using wood in our homes for more than 10,000 years? Even today, hardwood floors are one of the most desirable forms of flooring. Hardwood floors have a number of issues, however. The good news is that there is a perfect alternative: engineered hardwood flooring. Read on as we look at the many advantages of engineered hardwood flooring. What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring? Engineered hardwood flooring is made by using a piece of solid hardwood as a top layer to an engineered base. The base can be made in different ways; the most common option is a multi-ply base made of thin strips of wood with wood grain’s running perpendicular to each other to create a more stable core. This gives a look and feel that is identical to traditional hardwood floors. W...Read More

Solid vs Engineered Hardwood Floors

Which is better? Solid vs Engineered Hardwood? Sadly, there is no definitive answer, so let’s take a different approach; how about I tell you what I know, and you decide for yourself? If you want a full deconstruction of engineered flooring from how it’s made, what features can help determine increased durability, or how to spot a “good” one check out our in-depth blog What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?. Solid vs Engineered Hardwood Durability First, let’s talk about durability. We see all kinds of warranties on floors, but the real target of a high durability floor is that it does not exhibit a change in appearance over time. Does the floor look bad over here in a high traffic area of the room? Are the dining room chairs leaving lots of dents? Maybe your floor has los...Read More