Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

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Solid and Engineered Hardwood

Hardwood flooring has been considered the ultimate must-have for generations of homeowners. Eternally popular, natural hardwood floors are prized for their eclectic beauty, intricate grain patterns, and overall endurance. Those planning to add a hardwood floor to their home currently have two types of hardwood to consider: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Sure, they may look alike, but don’t be fooled by appearances: there’s a lot more than meets the eye.

For traditionalists, there’s nothing quite like solid hardwood – which always consists of planks made using a solid hunk of natural wood. A more recent arrival on the flooring scene, engineered hardwood looks and feels a lot like its counterpart, but is crafted in multiple layers for a denser and sturdier floor.

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Why Engineered Hardwood?

For homeowners in hot, humid climates, engineered flooring is a great option since it can boldly go where solid hardwood simply wouldn’t do. Made in many different layers, engineered hardwood has added stability and is typically a lot easier to install. There are even types of engineered hardwood that can fold and lock in place, allowing you to complete larger projects in shorter time. Since many types of engineered hardwood have a protective, clear surface coating, it offers added moisture resistance. While not considered waterproof, engineered hardwood can easily be wiped dry. It also tends to be more affordable.

Our Hardwood Flooring Selection

At Carpet One Floor & Home, we enjoy helping our clients find the perfect hardwood, and we carry one of Panama City’s most comprehensive hardwood inventories. We’re members of Carpet One Floor & Home: the largest flooring store collaborative on the continent. Visit our showroom, located at 2804 West 23rd Street, today, and find a hardwood floor that you not only love, but can live with.

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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