When you’re getting hardwood installed in your home, it’s exciting. Choosing the right hardwood for your home can be a challenge though. There are so many options out there to choose from. One of the first things you will need to decide is whether or not you watch solid hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring in your home. They both have some benefits, so to make the right choice, you need to know a bit more about each of them. Mike’s Custom Flooring is here to talk about solid and engineered hardwood so you can decide what you want in your house.
Engineered Flooring Is Not Fake Wood
There is a common misconception out there that when you put engineered hardwood in your floor, you’re choosing fake wood. This isn’t true. Engineered hardwood flooring is made up of many layers of wood that is compressed and then glued together. The top layer is made of the finest wood and stained to create your beautiful floor. Solid hardwood is one solid piece of wood from top to bottom.
Solid Hardwood is Built to Last
When you choose solid hardwood flooring, you know that you’re choosing a flooring that is going to be able to withstand the tests of time. Since it is one solid piece of hardwood, you can sand and refinish it several times throughout its lifetime. This is quite appealing to many people. You can choose solid hardwood that is prefinished or unfinished for your floor. Unfinished hardwood will come raw and get sanded to the exact color you’re looking for once it is installed. When it is prefinished, it will come already finished and ready to install.
Engineered is Better than Solid Hardwood Flooring in Some Cases
There are some circumstances that engineered hardwood flooring is going to be the best option though. When it comes to hardwood flooring, it is going to be vulnerable to humidity and weather changes. When there is a lot of moisture in the air, it will absorb it and swell. When there is a lack of moisture, it will shrink and can cause gaps. This can be a challenge. However, when you have an engineered hardwood installed, it is a more stable flooring because of the many layers of wood that it is made of. This can make it less susceptible to changes due to moisture and weather. You are less likely to see the gaps in your floor that you might see with solid hardwood during dry seasons.
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When it comes to choosing the right type of hardwood flooring in your home, it will depend on many different factors. You can turn to Mike’s Custom Flooring to help you choose the right flooring for your home and your preferences. We have extensive experience and knowledge of hardwood flooring and will help you choose the right one as well as install it for you. Call us today!