Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

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Which Type of Hardwood is Right for You? 

Adding lasting value and beauty that never fades, hardwood flooring draws those who love life’s finer things. Hardwood flooring is enduring, natural, and with its signature wood grains, unique. Although this wasn’t always the case, hardwood now can readily be incorporated into a variety of settings, thanks to modern technology. Which type of hardwood is your perfect fit? With hardwood offerings falling into two distinctive product families, engineered hardwood and solid hardwood, it’s important to do your homework and understand the major differences well before making a final purchase.

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Solid Hardwood

As hardwood flooring in its original inception, solid hardwood – simply a plank made from a sole hunk of wood – remains highly coveted by purists and it truly has a lot to offer. Stalwart and resilient, solid hardwood can last indefinitely since it can be sanded and refinished over and over again. That being said, solid hardwood tends to be pricey and it needs regular attention to hold on to its beauty. It cannot be installed below grade, and doesn’t fare well in humidity.

Engineered Hardwood

An alternative to traditional hardwood, engineered hardwood can boldly go where solid flooring just isn’t a viable choice. While engineered hardwood is made entirely of wood, it’s manufactured in multiple layers and treated to resist damages. It also has a resilient core. Engineered hardwood can still be sanded and refinished a couple times over its lifespan, and resists moisture. It can go below grade.

Our Hardwood Selection

As your local flooring experts, Sunflower Carpet One Floor & Home of Salina, KS boasts one of the area’s most impressive collections of hardwood flooring products. With plenty of products to choose from, both solid and engineered, we have exactly what you need for your home or for your business. Visit us today at 2555 Market Place or call us today to schedule your free onsite project estimate.

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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