What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

If you are choosing between engineered and solid hardwood flooring, understanding the difference between the two can be the most crucial step in the process. As you read along with today’s post, you’ll find some comparisons that are likely necessary for your perfect flooring purchase.

Your wood flooring should serve you well

Solid hardwood has always been a go-to material in this product line, thanks to stunning visuals, impressive durability, and a lifespan that can easily surpass 100 years or more when professionally installed. In addition, the through and through wood features the species, stain color, and finish you prefer and can be refinished several times throughout its lifespan.

If you choose engineered wood, the construction consists of layers of plywood topped with a veneer of natural hardwood for a high-performance piece that is easy to install in below-grade spaces. You’ll love the way it stands up to moisture, dampness, and humidity, although you’ll want to check the manufacturer’s recommendations for placement.

These materials must be acclimated before installation to ensure there is no buckling, warping, splitting, or cracking. Once these materials are correctly acclimated, they can be installed and enjoyed for years to come, so be sure to stop by and speak with an associate at your convenience.

When you're ready for the wood flooring, you need most

Kingdon's Home Center is a great hardwood flooring company for your specific requirements, as our experienced associates make it easy to choose the perfect materials. We work with you toward your goals based on your particular preferences and needs.

From our Watseka, IL showroom, you’ll find that we serve the communities of Crescent City, Sheldon, Iroquois, Gilman, Milford, Kentland, Onarga, Ashkum, and Donavan, and we look forward to helping you create your best floors as well. So stop by today for the wood flooring that could make all the difference in your home.