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Get That Luxurious Look: How to Choose Between Solid or Engineered Wood

February 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — prestigefloors @ 7:05 pm
Person laying engineered wood floors

When asking homeowners (and homebuyers) one component they would like to see in their home, the answer is often wood flooring. While there are different kinds to choose from, the consensus is that the look it can provide is one that is desired by a majority of individuals. If you are looking to remodel, spend a few moments learning more about the difference between solid and engineered wood floors so that you can make the right choice for your home.

Why Choose Solid Hardwood?

If you have the time and budget to lay solid hardwood floors, you won’t be disappointed. Not only can it come in maple, oak, mahogany, or another type of lumber, but it can be created to match the color you desire so that it blends in beautifully with your overall design and décor. It’s also highly durable and can last a lifetime if properly cared for.

Solid hardwood floors do require some level of maintenance, including refinishing; however, it is worth the time and effort because of its longevity and beauty.

One of the greatest advantages is that it does not attract allergens like other types of flooring, and it can make the air quality of your home significantly better over time.

What Makes Engineered Hardwood Best?

Although engineered hardwood is similar to solid wood, its makeup is different. While the real deal is made of 100% lumber, the engineered kind uses a top and bottom layer of hardwood, while the remaining layers consist of composite wood.

This creates a durable and sustainable type of flooring that is ideal for virtually any room in your home. Coming in multiple patterns and colors, you can expect engineered wood to complement the décor, style, and overall vision of the space it’s in.

Engineered wood, when laid in your bathroom or other areas with heavier amounts of moisture, can hold up better than solid hardwood because of its core composite layers. This prevents expansion and warping, which is common with hardwood.

It’s best if you meet with a trusted professional when contemplating which type of hardwood you want for your home. Their eye for detail and knowledge will ensure that your preferences, budget, and vision remain the focus when planning for this kind of remodeling project.

About the Company

Prestige Floors is a small, family-owned and operated business based in Keller. As a husband-and-wife team, Benson and Ashley Kelly have been improving and transforming the homes of Keller residents and its surrounding communities since 2006. With years of experience and an eye for design, their team is trusted, bonded, and offers only the very best flooring for eager homeowners. If you are interested in replacing your floors or remodeling your home, contact us at (817) 422-5343 to schedule a FREE in-home estimate.

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