Hardwood Floors: Solid Vs Engineered Flooring

Hardwood Floors Solid Vs Engineered Flooring

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]As a homeowner, sometimes it can be a challenge to make big changes to the layout, look or flooring in your home. Significant changes to your home cost money, time and, inevitably, construction. This make most homeowners cringe at the thought of installing new flooring in their home or upgrading their current flooring in certain rooms.

This article will help those homeowners who are looking to install or upgrade their flooring to hardwood flooring but are trying to decide between installing solid hardwood floors or engineered hardwood floors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][mk_divider style=”thin_solid” thin_single_color=”rgba(119,119,119,0.51)”][mk_fancy_title color=”#860000″ size=”30″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]

Quick Flooring Comparison

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Solid Hardwood Flooring

[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]Pros – classic look, refinish 6-8 times, easy to care for
Cons – shows dust/dirt, height clearance issues, poor in wide-plank, will scratch/dent[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mk_custom_box border_color_style=”single_color” border_color=”rgba(58,58,58,0.71)”][mk_image src=”https://edwardscarpet.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/stl-engineered-hardwood-flooring-in-st-louis-1.jpg” image_size=”medium”][mk_fancy_title font_family=”none”]

Engineered Hardwood

[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]Pros – great in wide plank, can refinish, basement friendly, looks great, performs better in areas of high humidity
Cons – can scratch/dent[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][mk_divider style=”thin_solid” thin_single_color=”rgba(119,119,119,0.51)”][mk_fancy_title font_family=”none”]

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]Engineered Hardwood Pros

Engineered hardwood flooring is slightly different from solid hardwood flooring; typically, engineered hardwood uses a layer of solid wood or bamboo on top of structural plywood. The result is very cost effective and often has the appearance of a solid wood floor. In addition, this type of flooring is great for basements and adapts to areas of high humidity very well. Engineered Hardwood floors also work great in wide plank styles without gaping or bowing. Learn more from one of our experts about engineered hardwood flooring.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Engineered Hardwood Cons

When compared to solid hardwood flooring, most engineered hardwoods have the fault; because engineered would typically has a layer of solid hardwood on top, it is also vulnerable to scratching and denting.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1459542295646{background-color: #860000 !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title color=”#ffffff” size=”36″ margin_top=”30″ font_family=”none”]Still not sure? Ask an expert![/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][mk_button dimension=”outline” size=”medium” url=”https://edwardscarpet.com/free-flooring-consultation/” align=”center” margin_top=”35″ outline_skin=”light”]Free Consultation[/mk_button][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][mk_divider style=”thin_solid” thin_single_color=”rgba(119,119,119,0.51)”][mk_fancy_title font_family=”none”]

Solid Hardwood Flooring

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Solid wood flooring adds a very classic look to any room or home. Wood flooring is also great because it can be refinished 6-8 times. This means that even after hardwood floors begin to show wear, you can re-finish them and get them back to looking like new hardwood floors. Other than refinishing, solid hardwood floors are generally easy to care for. Get a Free Flooring Consultation if you are thinking about changing up your home’s flooring.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Solid Hardwood Cons

Although solid hardwood floors seem to be favored by home owners, they do not come without downfalls. Solid Hardwood floors do not work well in any wide-plank style. Also, they have a tendency to bow, gap, and expand in areas of high humidity. Also, homeowners have to be aware that solid hardwood flooring that the thicker style of the flooring can cause a lot of height clearance issues.  It is always important to consult a flooring expert when considering new hardwood flooring.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”sidebar-9″][mk_blog_carousel count=”5″ cat=”12,13″][/vc_column][/vc_row]