Solid Hardwood vs Engineered Hardwood

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Solid Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood

When it comes to hardwood flooring, we have the help and advice you are looking for. Cummings Carpet One Floor & Home in Springfield has everything you need from solid to engineered hardwood and more. We consider solid hardwood the traditional and time-tested option, but engineered hardwood is made with a more modern construction and is made to be incredibly durable.

To learn more about hardwood, make sure you check out our hardwood flooring guide page.  If you choose to visit us in store for more information, we can tell you all about the different hardwood options you can choose from, as well as what type of hardwood may be right for your home based on the details you provide us.

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What Is the Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?

Solid hardwood is usually the first option homeowners think of when they consider hardwood flooring. It is known as the time-tested durable solution that adds value to your home. Solid hardwood features a simple construction, and can be refinished to last a long time in your home. Solid hardwood flooring features simple construction to really show off its natural beauty. You can have solid hardwood install in, on, and above level rooms such as living rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms.

Today, homeowners tend to lean more towards engineered hardwood floors for several reasons. Engineered hardwood is made with a modern construction, which is 3 to 7 layers of wood veneers pressed together cross-grain with a piece of premium hardwood as the top layer. There are several benefits with engineered hardwood, including being more stable than solid hardwood, and the resistance to wood’s natural tendency to expand or contract due to changes in weather. Just like solid hardwood, engineered hardwood can also be refinished. Engineered hardwood can be installed in all levels of your home, yes that includes basements! Remember that engineered hardwood is still wood, and needs to be kept out of bathrooms and laundry rooms.

We recommend engineered hardwood to many of our customers who are looking for a long-term flooring solution that is more than just good looking but is also functional and durable.

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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