We offer an extensive selection of both solid and engineered hardwood flooring. Choose from several varieties to suit your decor. However, each has specific differences in terms of aesthetics, longevity, durability, and refinishing options.
What is the difference between engineered and hardwood flooring? Hardwood flooring is the most traditional type of wood flooring and is cut directly from hardwood trees. Engineered hardwood is, instead, a wood veneer bonded to high quality plywood.
Wood flooring is known for its timeless aesthetic and longevity. With little more than a quick sweep and occasional damp mopping, wood flooring will look as good in twenty years as the day it was installed.
Available in a wide range of styles and colors, you can use wood flooring to match any home decor. Stain your hardwood flooring to completely alter the look of your room. Because hardwood can be sanded and refinished, stain can be used without damaging the underlying floor. Staining can also be a good option when your floor is in need of repair, but it has already been refinished several times. Though you can refinish a wood floor up to three times during its lifetime, it will eventually get too thin which makes Stain a great alternative.
There are three main factors when it comes to deciding which is better for your home: budget, installation method, and appearance.
Choose engineered wood if you prefer the look of wider planks. Neither is really preferred as an industry standard; this is purely based on your preference. However, if you plan to refinish your floor, solid hardwood is a superior choice. While engineered hardwood is able to be refinished once, solid hardwood can be refinished up to three times because it is thicker.
If you plan to install the flooring yourself, you may want to consider engineered wood. While some engineered wood can either be glued down or locked into place (the individual boards click and lock together forming a stable, solid sheet), majority of it has to be nailed (this method is considerably more difficult especially if you do not have experience).