Choosing between engineered hardwood vs. solid hardwood

If you are looking to add warmth to your home and beautify your floors, nothing compares to genuine hardwood flooring. Engineered and solid hardwood floors are both made from 100% real wood, but there are significant differences in their overall construction.

Engineered wood floors wear a little differently than solid plank floors. They tend to be easier to install and are usually less expensive than solid hardwood. Engineered hardwood is a versatile and resilient flooring option that can be installed in most areas of your home. Made of genuine wood this flooring gives your home an updated look and feel. Engineered hardwood is made of a core of hardwood or plywood with a layer of hardwood veneer affixed to the top surface. It’s more resistant to moisture and heat compared to solid hardwood.

Solid hardwood floors are made from solid wood with each board made from a single piece of hardwood that’s about ¾ of an inch thick. Because it’s so think it can be sanded down and refinished for however long the flooring is in the house. Solid hardwood expands and contracts in reaction to changes in moisture and temperature.

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