Is Solid or Engineered Hardwood Better?
Migala Carpet One Floor & Home in Portage and Kalamazoo, MI is your local source for finding the best hardwood floor for your home. Our professionals are here to help you navigate our selection of styles and options. We make finding the right floor for your home easy. You have two choices when it comes to hardwood construction, solid or engineered. As your local flooring experts, we can help make the right recommendation based off of the information you provide us about your home. We also recommend having your new hardwood floors professionally installed, to ensure your floors look as beautiful in your home as they did in our showroom.
A great way to accent your hardwood floors and add a pop of style to your space is to add an area rug to you room. Area rugs can help protect your new hardwood floors from damage caused by furniture and foot traffic.
Below, Jim Aaron explains the difference between solid and engineered hardwood.
Benefits of Engineered Hardwood
Engineered hardwood is made up of three to seven layers of real wood veneers that are pressed together cross-grain. This layering process prevents the natural tendency of wood to expand or contract cause by changes in moisture. This results in the floor being more stable and able to handle more foot traffic. Engineered hardwood floors can resist scuffing and are less likely to dent caused by heels, so you can show off your floors to your guests without having to worry about accidental damage.
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Solid hardwood is a traditional option in hardwood flooring, and its classic design allows the wood to show off its natural characteristics. The simple, uniform construction comes in planks sizes that can vary in size depending on the look you are going for. Solid hardwood is well known for its unmatched characteristics and added value. Although solid hardwood is beautiful, 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.