There's nothing like the natural beauty of wood floors. Whether you choose solid or engineered wood flooring, you'll get undertones, raised grains, knots, growth rings, and rich, warm charm. Hardwood flooring
is also durable, long-lasting, versatile, cost-effective, and adds value to a property.
On the surface, both solid and engineered wood floors look the same. Engineered's top layer, also called the veneer layer, comprises hickory, walnut, maple, cherry, and oak hardwoods. Underneath, however, are three or more layers of genuine wood, combined with a bit of resin, to make the floor more stable and better able to handle water.
As a result, there's a little more versatility with engineered wood flooring because it can be placed in some higher-than-normal moisture areas where solid can't go, such as in basements. It's also a little less expensive because it offers faster and easier installation techniques, such as the floating floor. Just like solid, however, it adds value to a property and can be refinished.