Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

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Which Type of Hardwood is Right for You? 

Hardwood flooring is one of the most coveted floors on earth, adding instant luxury and value to every space it graces. Though hardwood floors have graced homes for centuries, engineered hardwood is a much newer introduction that’s truly proven to be a game-changer for the industry.

Which type of hardwood will you opt for? It’s important to take a thorough assessment of your intended space well before your installation is scheduled. Although solid hardwood and engineered hardwood look the same, there’s a lot of activity stirring beneath the surface.

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Solid Hardwood Flooring

As the original form of hardwood flooring, solid hardwood is simply comprised of solid wood planks. This type of hardwood flooring is undoubtedly stunning, and since it can be refinished over and over again, it’s a great choice for frequent redecorators. But, not so fast: solid hardwood flooring isn’t appropriate for many settings, including areas prone to moisture and humidity.

Benefits of Engineered Hardwood

A newer addition to the playing field, engineered hardwood has made hardwood flooring a more accessible option for countless residential and commercial clients. Crafted in hardwood veneer layers, which are centered by a resilient core and topped with a clear, protective coating, engineered hardwood is ready to handle it all: extreme heat, cold, humidity, and moisture. It can be installed in basements and in areas below grade and it can even be sanded and refinished once or twice over its lifetime.  Engineered hardwood flooring also tends to be a lot more affordable, and with so many different options available, it truly offers up something for even the most discerning consumer.

Our Hardwood Selection

As your local flooring specialists, Floor Decorators Carpet One Floor & Home in Bremerton, WA is your trusted hardwood source when it’s time to give your favorite space a new look. Let us help you make your hardwood dream a reality.

Expert Advice - Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

What are the differences between solid hardwood and engineered hardwood? Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some inside information on the different hardwood flooring options.

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