The Different Types of Hardwood Floor
There are a variety of options for flooring if you can’t get solid hardwood floors. Engineered hardwoods can give you the same thickness of a traditional piece of solid hardwood, but they are more affordable. This video will explain some of the key differences between the two options.
Engineered wood is made up of varying materials, but often it’s vinyl. The center of the wood can consist of plywood, high-density fiber, and more. The veneer on the outside of the engineered hardwood also comes in a variety of options so you can get the exact look you want.
One of the benefits engineered hardwood has over solid hardwood is its resistance to moisture. Throughout the seasons, moisture in the air can change and cause solid wood floorboards to expand and contract. This can cause gaps between boards and bulges in the floor.
Engineered hardwood is a perfect material for basements and areas below the grade of your home. They’re also perfect for any rooms with water appliances. Maintenance is often not required as often as solid wood floors. This helps save you money in the long run.
For more information on engineered hardwood, check out the video in the link above.