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Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

Hardwood floors are considered by many to be one of the industry’s most coveted flooring methods, whether you’re improving your home or your business. Without a doubt, there are many, many reasons to love hardwood flooring, which has been known to last for generations. 


Before you make any serious decisions, however, we advise doing a bit of research beforehand. As it turns out, not all hardwood floors are created equal, but not to worry. At Valley Carpet One Floor & Home where we offer up an impressive inventory of both solid and engineered hardwood, we can help you arrive at a smart decision that you won’t soon regret. 


As the more traditional favorite, solid hardwood flooring is just what it sounds like: planks that are carved out of one single, solid piece of hardwood. A much more recent introduction to the flooring field, engineered hardwood is manufactured in wooden layers, which are pressed together in cross-grain fashion for denser, more affordable flooring. 


Is Engineered Hardwood Better than Solid?

Designed to coexist with humid weather and fluctuating climates, engineered hardwood won’t ever shrink or expand, even if it gets wet. Its denser build allows it to hold its own, even when confronted with rambling toddlers or an active puppy.  Engineered wood can even be refinished once or twice over its functional lifespan. 



Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood flooring is stunning to look at, but it can definitely be a significant investment compared to its engineered counterpart. If reserved for settings that remain relatively dry and level, your solid hardwood floor can last for many generations. For those who like to redecorate frequently, a solid floor might be worth the higher costs, as it can be sanded and refinished over and over again. 



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