What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

If you aren’t sure whether you need engineered or solid hardwood flooring, you might need to know more about the differences between the two materials. Today's post will give you more information on that fact and hopefully steer you towards your perfect choice.

Engineered flooring is not the same as solid hardwood flooring

The first thing you'll notice about solid wood is that it offers a through-body material makeup that gives these floors the stability you want and needs. They are performance-driven, are easily refinished multiple times, and provide a lifespan of over 100 years or more with proper care.

Engineered wood floors are stable, too, with layers of plywood beneath their beautiful natural wood veneer. Finally, a top wear layer finishes off the product, with protection against most any daily wear it might undergo during its 30-year lifespan.

Both materials require acclimation before installation can begin, and both can be refinished up to several times before replacement is necessary. Only professional flooring installations are recommended due to the precision required in almost every step of the process, so be sure to speak to your flooring professionals when you visit our showroom today.

Visit us for the wood flooring you will love for decades

Bob’s Wholesale Carpet is a hardwood flooring company that thrives on assisting our customers with superior materials, service, and advice, including answers to your most essential questions. We’re ready to join you on any size remodel, so let us know what you need and where we can start.

From our Lancaster, OH showroom, you’ll find that we serve Logan, New Lexington, Newark, Wesley Chapel, Royalton, and Amanda residents, and we're ready to help you with your flooring needs as well. So visit us today for wood flooring you can't do without.