Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular choices among homeowners. The main reason behind this popularity lies in the fact that hardwood flooring comes with a unique and strong design that makes your home look extra beautiful and cozy. What’s more, it is also super easy to maintain!
We have to admit though, that our long experience in floor installation and restoration has taught us that most of the homeowners actually need guidance when the time to buy flooring comes. In this article, we are going to tell you some important things you need to know about hardwood flooring.
Which hardwood is best for flooring?
When it comes to choosing the best hardwood flooring for your home, you are faced with so many options available. This is an enjoyable process, yet quite overwhelming at the same time. So, knowing which type of hardwood is best for flooring is an important thing while making the choice. For this reason, we are here to help you through every step of your way to purchasing and installing the best hardwood flooring for your home!
To start with, there are two main categories of hardwood flooring: solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring. Solid hardwood flooring is made from one piece of solid wood from top to bottom and it has no layers. On the other hand, engineered hardwood flooring is made from many thin layers of wood that are positioned in various directions. Solid hardwood has a lifespan of around 30 to 100 years while the engineered hardwood lasts around 30-40 years. Solid hardwood flooring does feel a lot better to walk on and it can also be refinished many times. In contrast, engineered hardwood flooring tends to be less expensive and slightly more resistant to humidity.
When it comes to heat resistance, both of the types are quite good. In addition, both solid flooring and engineered flooring and very easy to clean and maintain. Despite the already mentioned similarities and differences, one thing is for sure: Both solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring beautifully enhance the look of your home.
If you are still in doubt about which one of these hardwood flooring types is the right one for you and which one would suit your home best, please do not hesitate to contact us!
What is the most durable wood flooring?
Durability is definitely one of the factors that most homeowners keep in mind while choosing the right hardwood flooring for their homes. As we mentioned above, solid hardwood can be refinished and sanded down many times over the course of its lifespan. In contrast, engineered hardwood can be refinished only once or twice at most over the course of its lifespan. For this reason, we can conclude that solid hardwood flooring is actually more durable than engineered hardwood flooring.