Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

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What Are the Types of Hardwood?

West Point Carpet One Floor & Home in Greeley has your local experts when it comes to hardwood flooring. As a locally owned business, we make choosing a new hardwood floor for your next project easy. There are two different hardwood constructions, solid and engineered. It is important to make sure your home is well suited for hardwood before you commit. Your lifestyle can have an impact on the type of hardwood construction you’ll need in your home. Continue reading below to learn more.

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Benefits of Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood flooring is made up of 3 to 7 layers of real wood veneers and a surface layer of premium wood. 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 and handle daily activity. They can even be sanded and refinished to extend its lifetime in your home. Engineered hardwood can be installed on all levels of your home, including in finished basements.  They are designed to handle tougher climates and environments and can be installed in homes with children.

Solid Hardwood Flooring

When you think of hardwood flooring, you think about solid hardwood. The simplistic construction allows the natural characteristics of the planks to stand out. Solid hardwood is beautiful and can help to add real estate value to your home, but it is limited in where you can install it. 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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