At Hardwood Perfect Flooring, we’re often asked questions about hardwood species, colors, stains, and the like. Another question we often hear is, “What’s the difference between solid and engineered hardwood floors?” While each offers a beautiful look for any home or business, there are some distinct differences and advantages to each one. In this blog, we’ll hopefully answer that question and give you some insight into hardwood products.
Solid hardwood comes from wood that is milled from a certain type of lumber, be it cherry, oak, walnut, etc. Solid floors can be resanded and refinished multiple times, and are often installed over subfloors on or above ground level. It’s important to ensure that your solid hardwood isn’t exposed to excess moisture, as this can cause the floors to warp and swell.
Engineered Hardwood is created by bonding hardwood layers together for added strength and stability. It’s a good option for basements and lower levels where moisture can be found, and is ideal for homes where ambient heating has been installed in the floors. Engineered floors don’t stand up well to sanding and refinishing, and we can help you understand how to best care for your floors, should you choose this option.
If you’re looking to add new hardwood floors to your New York City home or business, please contact us right away. We have plenty of solid and engineered options, and can help make your decision as easy as possible. Once you’re ready, we’ll get to work right away on the installation!
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