Are you considering hardwood flooring for your residential or commercial property? If yes, Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is here to help you install the perfect hardwood flooring. Which hardwood-flooring do you prefer – solid hardwood flooring or engineered hardwood flooring?
This article will compare and contrast solid hardwood flooring to engineering hardwood flooring to help you make the best decision for your lifestyle needs.
A good reason you should install hardwood flooring in your home or business (no matter if it is solid hardwood or engineered hardwood) is based on its charming look, durability and instant ability to increase your home or business value.
What is solid hardwood flooring?
Solid hardwood flooring is thick hardwood flooring that you can sand and refinish to maintain its charm. The solid hardwood flooring will expand and contract when humidity is present. Review our gallery of solid hardwood flooring styles for more information.
What is engineered hardwood flooring?
Engineered hardwood flooring features 3 or more layers of hardwood. Every layer includes cross-grain.
What are the benefits of engineered hardwood flooring?
- It is environmentally friendly floor that features recycled wood fiber. This means less tress are destroyed and less waste is produced.
- You do not have to worry about your engineered hardwood flooring expanding and contracting like authentic hardwood flooring when seasonal and temperature changes happen.
- It is resistant to wear and tear.
- It is resistant to buckling and rippling.
- It can be installed in basements and bathrooms where moisture is frequent.
What are the benefits of solid hardwood flooring?
- Hardwood flooring only needs to be sanded and refinished every 15 to 20 years.
- The beauty of the hardwood flooring grows over time.
- Hardwood flooring is urethane coated flooring so you can always renew the surface of the hardwood flooring when necessary.
What is best for your home or business?
If your home or business is in a location where dry winter and humid summers are the norm, we recommend you go with solid hardwood flooring. Why? Engineered hardwood flooring will suffer from structural de-lamination in those types of scenarios by year 5.
If dry winters and humid summers are not concerns, knock yourself out with engineered hardwood flooring. It is attractive and eco-friendly. You really can’t beat that in an urban setting or rural area.