Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

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Solid Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood

Biviano Carpet One Floor & Home is your local retailer for all things hardwood flooring. Our flooring professionals can help guide you through our hardwood selection and help you choose the best option for your home. When you shop with us, you’ll find a wide range of hardwood selections to choose from, including solid and engineered options.

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Benefits of Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood floors feature characteristics that cannot be replicated by any other flooring option. It features a simple but time-tested construction that is usually 3/4” thick. The thickness of the plank plays a few roles in your home including being a sound insulator. Solid hardwood’s simple construction allows you to refinish solid hardwood to increase its lifecycle in your home. When it comes to refinishing solid hardwood, you can only go as far as the tongue on the edge of the plank.

Solid hardwood floors add value to your home because of its unmatched characteristics. Solid hardwood floors need to be installed in dry and relatively cool areas of your home such as your bedroom, living room, even a home office space. Installation options include nail down and tongue and groove.

What Is Engineered Hardwood?

Engineered hardwood is constructed with a modern design featuring three to seven layers that are pressed together cross-grain generating a stable plank. Due to this layered construction, engineered hardwood is more stable and can resist it’s natural tendency to react to changes in moisture and humidity.

The modern construction of engineered hardwood allows you to install it in more places around your home than solid hardwood. It is still not recommended for rooms like bathrooms and laundry rooms because it is still a wood product after all. Engineered hardwood floors can be installed in your home in many different ways including floating floors, nail down, and tongue and groove.

To see our solid and engineered hardwood collection, be sure to visit our Girard showroom.

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