Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

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What Are the Types of Hardwood?

Allwein Carpet One Floor & Home in Annville is your locally owned flooring retailer and hardwood flooring expert. We make choosing a new hardwood floor for your next project. There are two different hardwood constructions, solid and engineered. Your lifestyle can have an impact on the type of hardwood construction you’ll need in your home. Our flooring professionals are your local hardwood experts, and they can help you find out if your hardwood is the right fit for your home and what type of hardwood you will need. Continue reading below to learn more.

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Benefits of Engineered Hardwood

Many homeowners have the misconception that engineered hardwood is not made of real wood. In fact, it actually is! The planks are made up of three to seven layers of real wood veneers. This layered construction helps to prevent the wood from expanding or contracting due to changes in humidity. The layering also creates stability so the planks can handle daily activity. Engineered and solid planks look the same because engineered planks use a premium layer of wood on the surface. They can even be sanded and refinished to extend their lifetime in your home.  

Solid Hardwood Flooring

Traditional hardwood flooring is associated with solid planks. The simplistic construction allows the natural characteristics of the planks to stand out. Solid hardwood is beautiful and adds real estate value to your home. It is limited in where you can install it, however. For example, solid hardwood should be kept in dry, cool spaces of your home that do not see much foot traffic, like a bedroom or home office. Solid hardwood flooring can also be refinished to extend its life in your home.

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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