Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood

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Solid and Engineered Hardwood

Finmark Carpet One Floor & Home in Northridge is your local flooring retailer, and we can help you find the right hardwood floor for your home. Our staff is knowledgeable in all things hardwood and can help find the right type of floor for your home when it comes to style and type. When you shop with us, you can choose the color of your planks, the construction of your planks, and even if you want a finish or not.

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Benefits of Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood is the traditional hardwood option and is made with a simple construction. It is made of a single piece of lumber that is usually ¾” thick. The thickness of the plank also gives it the ability to dampen noise. Solid hardwood’s simple construction allows you to refinish solid hardwood to increase its lifecycle in your home. When it comes to refinishing solid hardwood, you can only go as far as the tongue on the edge of the plank.

Solid hardwood floors add value to your home because they feature an unmatched characteristic that other flooring tries to replicate. Solid hardwood floors need to be installed in dry and relatively cool areas of your home such as your bedroom, living room, even a home office space. Installation options include nail down and tongue and groove.

What Is Engineered Hardwood?

Engineered hardwood is constructed with a modern design featuring three to seven layers that are pressed together cross-grain generating a stable plank. This construction allows engineered floors to resist the natural tendency of wood to expand and contract due to changes in humidity and exposure to moisture.

You can install engineered hardwood almost anywhere in your home, even in places with high traffic. It is still not recommended for rooms like bathrooms and laundry rooms because it is still a wood product after all. Engineered hardwood floors can be installed in your home in many different ways including floating floors, nail down, and tongue and groove.

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