Solid and engineered hardwood

- Oct 29, 2020-


Hardwood is an easy way to improve the look, durability and value of your home. Learn more about the types of hardwood flooring and what you should take into consideration when choosing this type of flooring for your home.
 

Solid hardwood and engineered hardwood are similar and how they are different. You'll learn the strengths of each type so you'll be prepared to make the best choice for your home.


Solid Hardwood Flooring
Solid Hardwood Flooring Diagram
Solid Hardwood Flooring is milled from a single 3/4" thick piece of hardwood. Solid wood flooring expands and contracts with changes in your home's relative humidity. Normally, installers compensate for this movement by leaving an expansion gap between the floor and the wall. Base molding or quarter round is traditionally used to hide the extra space.


3layer Engineered Hardwood Flooring


3layer Hardwood Flooring core is made for high performance and lasting durability. 


Constructed from wood fibers bonded with proprietary chemistry, holding up to the challenges of climate fluctuation and sub-floor moisture. 
 

Multilayer Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Hardwood Flooring Diagram
Multilayer Engineered hardwood core is made up of multiple layers of wood stacked in a cross-grain configuration which minimizes expanding and shrinking. 

Engineered hardwood provides an advantage over solid hardwood because of the ability to install in multiple areas of the home.