Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
Nice Carpets in Newark, OH is here to help you find a new hardwood floor for your home. As your local flooring retailer we have the expert staff and the products you need to get the perfect floor for your home. Our flooring professionals are your local hardwood experts, and can help you choose between the different options when it comes to style and type. Our showroom features a collection of solid and engineered hardwood floors that come in a variety of styles and finishes for you to choose from.
Benefits of Solid Hardwood
If you are looking for a traditional style of hardwood, then consider solid hardwood flooring for your home. Solid hardwood features a simple construction, and is made of a single piece of lumber that is usually ¾” thick. A benefit of solid hardwood is the ability to have it refinished. Refinishing hardwood comes with a lot of benefits, like extending the life cycle of your flooring. You can also change the look of your floors by changing the finish to something lighter or darker. When it comes to refinishing solid hardwood, you can only go as far at the tongue on the edge.
A major benefit of solid hardwood is it features unmatched characteristics, making it a unique floor. They also add value where other flooring options cannot. When it comes to where you can install solid hardwood, you should keep it in rooms that are cool and dry for the most part. Avoid installing solid hardwood in areas with a lot of traffic and moisture.
What is Engineered Hardwood?
More and more homeowners are choosing engineered hardwood flooring because it is made with a modern construction. It is made up of several layers that are pressed together cross-grain, which results in increased stability of the plank. It also works to resist wood’s natural tendency to expand and contract due to changes in humidity. You can install engineered hardwood almost anywhere in your home, even in places with high traffic. It is still not recommended for rooms like bathrooms and laundry rooms because it is still a wood product after all.
To see our solid and engineered hardwood collection, visit our showroom and speak with a flooring professional.