Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

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What Are the Types of Hardwood?

Pioneer Carpet One Floor & Home in Twin Falls has your local experts when it comes to hardwood flooring. Our flooring professionals make choosing a new hardwood floor for your home easy. You have two options when it comes to hardwood construction, solid and engineered. Factors such as your lifestyle, level of activity in the home, and personal style all play a role in the type of hardwood you’ll want for your home. Before committing to inventing in hardwood, it is a good idea to make sure your home would be well suited for this type of flooring.

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Benefits of Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood is made up of multiple layers of real wood veneers that are pressed together cross-grain. This layered construction helps to prevent the wood from expanding or contracting due to changes in humidity, and helps keep the floors stable against traffic. They can even be sanded and refinished to extend its lifetime in your home. Engineered hardwood can be installed on all levels of your home, including in finished basements. These planks are made for households that have active families and see moderate amounts of traffic.

Solid Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood is considered the original hardwood flooring option. Solid wood used to be the only flooring type until floor coverings came onto the market. With such a simple construction, the natural characteristics of the wood can stand out. Solid hardwood is beautiful and can help to add real estate value to your home, but it is limited in where you can install it. We recommend installing these planks in bedroom or living rooms. Solid hardwood flooring can also be refinished to extend its life in your home.

Expert Advice - Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

What are the differences between solid hardwood and engineered hardwood? Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some inside information on the different hardwood flooring options.

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