Refinishing Your Hardwood Floor Investment
Nearly all homeowners aspire to own hardwood floors at one point or another. Not surprisingly, “hardwood floors” account for one of the most common search phrases in the current real estate market. Want to make the most of your renovation investments? Read ahead for some useful tips and advice!
Solid Hardwood or Engineered Hardwood?
With solid hardwood you are essentially getting authentic wooden planks that come in a variety of sizes and wood species. These can come either unfinished or already prefinished. Because moisture can lead to warping, this type of flooring should be installed above grade and only in areas with low humidity.
How Is Its Durability?
Amazingly, engineered hardwood flooring is not only durable, but the majority of manufacturers feel confident enough to offer thirty-year warranties as well. Now that is some impressive insurance! Not only are you unlikely to ever see it break, but on the off-chance that you do, most companies will foot the bill.
As for engineered hardwood, this type of floor contains an initial layer of genuine hardwood that is backed by several layers of composite wood. You can buy it in many shapes and styles and it is normally prefinished. This flooring type is more resistant to moisture and temperature fluctuations, so it will be a viable flooring solution in more areas and you can install it below grade.