It’s hard to go wrong with any type of hardwood flooring. After all, it can provide your home with timeless elegance and increase your property’s value. However, there are many decisions that you need to make when outfitting your house with new hardwood flooring. One of them is whether to choose solid hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring. What are some of the benefits of choosing engineered hardwood over alternatives?
While solid hardwood flooring is very versatile, there are some limitations on where it can be installed. For example, you should not install solid hardwood flooring below grade. However, engineered hardwood flooring can fill these gaps and be installed virtually anywhere in your home. Additionally, engineered flooring can be a good fit for places where you might hesitate to place solid hardwood, like the kitchen.
Thanks to modern technology, engineered hardwood floors can perfectly mimic the look of solid wood. It is very hard to tell the difference between the two using just the naked eye. If there are any differences, they are very minor and easy to look past. If the primary reason why you want hardwood flooring is for the aesthetic, engineered hardwood floors can be a more affordable option for your needs.
Even if you have a professional take care of it, the installation process can be stressful. Thankfully, engineered wood flooring is incredibly easy to install. This flooring comes to your house already finished, and many types of engineered hardwood also come with an interlocking design that makes installation a breeze. You don’t need to worry about sanding, staining, or slotting strangely-sized pieces together.
Solid hardwood has a reputation for standing the test of time, and it is completely earned. However, engineered flooring often has an unfair reputation for not being as durable. While the product’s surface is real wood, the composite layer underneath the surface is also incredibly durable. You should be able to enjoy your floor for many decades before encountering any issues. Additionally, you can refinish engineered hardwood in most cases. This extends the lifespan even further and makes your money go as far as possible.
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