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Fantastic Flooring: Solid vs. Engineered Wood

FANTASTIC FLOORING SOLID OR ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING? BASICS BREAKDOWN ENGINEERED WOOD SOLID WOOD Top is solid wood veneer Wooden planks Compressed, cross-layered ply planks underneath Ideally carved from single piece of wood MANY FINISHES and styles available THICK, DURABLE %24 POPULAR: COMMON WOODS: 50.4% of flooring sold oak, ash, pine, maple, cherry WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU? SOLID WOOD PRO CON UNIQUE MORE EXPENSIVE grain patterns and colors than engineered wood INCREASES home value VULNERABLE to humidity, CAN BE may warp refinished to change look ENGINEERED WOOD PRO CON LESS SOME expensive than solid wood types don't look natural MORE resistant to humidity and wear CAN'T EASY be refinished if top layer is thin to install WHAT TO ASK ? WHEN BUYING FLOORING WHAT KIND CAN IT of traffic can this flooring sustain? be placed in damp areas? WHAT IS ANY kind of subflooring is required? special care needed? INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY GLOVER'S FlooringAMERICA Sources:,20255324-4,00.html

Fantastic Flooring: Solid vs. Engineered Wood

shared by BrittSE on Mar 21
Ideally carved from a single piece of wood, solid wood floors are an incredibly thick, durable type of flooring option. But if you’re looking to achieve a less expensive hardwood floor look, you may...


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