Understanding the Differences between Engineered vs Hardwood Floorsby Kristen White Blogger First, engineered and hardwood floors are technically both hardwood flooring at the top level because they both use real wood but the foundation, or underneath, is different. True, hardwood floors are made entirely of a single layer of the selected wood material and can range from soft to harder woods depending on the owner’s preference and the vendor recommendations. Engineered floors have real wood at the top layer (surface) but have several layers that are crisscrossed underneath this veneer to provide durable support and the benefits this option provides.
One of the most critical differences is the behavior to moisture which may be less of a factor in dryer climates but if humidity is a year-round issue then the better choice will be engineered flooring because it does not swell or react as much as hardwood. The benefit is that both are available in the same exact designs such as the premium chevron fitting in London so guests will never know the difference when they are admiring this addition to your home. However, you will have peace of mind that the risk of warping and cracking is decreased and there is no contracting or expanding with this material.
Homeowners that think long-term may want to consider the hardwood option since it can be sanded and re-finished multiple times which avoids the need for a floor replacement when it can simply be enhanced to look like new. The engineered wood floors may allow for this process once or twice but it’s best to check with the manufacturer to confirm since it can also ruin the top layer permanently and require replacement. Cost is another significant factor in the buying process but these products can be comparable to one another depending on the pattern, wood, square footage and a few other factors. If you have a specific price range, discuss it with the representative so they can show you which options fit within the budget.
The hardwood flooring installation services are a good thing to take advantage of because it ensures that either product is put in place correctly the first time with trimming, edging and beading accounted for. This is especially true if the pattern is complicated and there is a large amount of space to be worked. Engineered and hardwood floors also have several things in common such as they must be cleaned the same way, both are durable, can be good for pets if the right type is selected and they increase the resale value of any home.
Wood floors are timeless whether it is a modern renovation or a home that remains a classic so give your home the flooring it deserves from the best vendor with a spectacular showroom of options, affordable costs and a dedicated team of professionals whose sole goal is customer satisfaction. Go online and schedule an onsite visit or head to the showroom and review the options so you can take your home décor and functionality to the next level with this upgrade.
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