Hardwood Flooring Types: Which Should You Choose?
If you are having a hard time determining the type of hardwood flooring you want in your home, we have designed this article to help you out. There are two main types of hardwood flooring, which include solid flooring and engineered flooring. Let’s take a look at both of them in depth now.
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Solid wood flooring is considered a single piece of solid wood floor. The thickness of the wooden slabs will depend on your preference, but in general, most homeowners choose three quarter inch thick pieces. Solid wood flooring is ideal for installation on grade or above grade.
This type of hardwood flooring will often need to be sanded down at some point in its lifetime and refinished, especially if any damage occurs to the wood itself.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring is a bit different than solid hardwood flooring. In fact, engineered wood is made from wood veneers. Typically, there are multiple types of wood used in make the veneers and the grains within the wood will run different ways to help provide stability. The thickness of each piece will depend on your preference.