Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood

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Solid Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood

Highly sought after and surpassing fleeting trends, hardwood flooring is always quite popular, with its intricate wood grain, endurance, and global beauty. Today’s consumers have not one, but two families of hardwood flooring to consider: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. While both boast a similar appearance and are made of natural wood, there are some significant differences beneath the surface.

Solid hardwood, which is hardwood flooring in its traditional form, is made from solid hardwood planks. A more recent contender to the flooring world is engineered hardwood. While also made out of wood, engineered hardwood is manufactured flooring that is crafted in several different layers.

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Why Engineered Hardwood?

A hardwood that’s more hospitable to the Florida heat and humidity, engineered hardwood is a great option for those who love the look of a traditional hardwood floor, but need something with additional dimensional stability. Since it offers a wider range of installation methods – including glue and fold and lock- engineered hardwood tends to be a lot simpler to install.  It also offers, for the most part, the same added value that solid hardwood does, making it a great option for house flippers. Your engineered hardwood floor can go places where solid hardwood just isn’t happening. Engineered hardwood can even be refinished a couple of times over its typical lifespan.

Our Hardwood Flooring Selection

At Carpet One Floor & Home, we enjoy helping our clients find the perfect hardwood, and we carry one of Northeastern Florida’s most comprehensive hardwood inventories. As members of Carpet One Floor & Home, which is the world’s largest flooring collaborative, we have exceptional purchasing power and extremely competitive pricing. Visit our Saint Augustine and Jacksonville showrooms today and see if your future involves gleaming hardwood.

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