We sell both types of wood flooring–solid and engineered hardwood. Solid wood flooring is just what it sounds like–flooring made completely from solid hardwood. Engineered hardwood is made up of layers with the top layer 100% natural wood. The middle of engineered hardwood consists of plywood in five to seven crisscrossed layers. These layers create a highly stable core.
Engineered hardwood’s core reduces the wood’s reaction to temperature and humidity. Solid hardwood tends to warp, cup, gap or buckle with any changes in either temperature of humidity. While engineered hardwood reacts better to seasonal changes, solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished, which lengthens its life.
In addition to the stability, engineered hardwood also offers a variety of installation options including stapled or glued to a subfloor. Some may even be installed as a floating floor. Solid hardwood must be nailed down to a plywood subfloor.
With these benefits, it’s no surprise that ninety-five percent of our customers choose engineered hardwood for its beauty, durability, and value. Choosing the right wood floor for your house, however, depends on your needs and preferences. Both types of flooring can last decades and add value to your home.