A question often asked by customers is, “Which should I choose? Solid or engineered hardwood flooring?” At Floor Coverings International of Monmouth County, we can advise you to find the answer you seek. Our flooring experts will gladly assist you in finding the perfect choice for your home!
Solid hardwood flooring is made of solid wood, usually about 3/4 inches thick. It has many advantages, including the durability, ease in repair, and lifespan. Solid hardwood is easy to repair because it can be sanded and refinished over and over again and won’t be worn down. If the floor gets scratched or you want the color to be darker, it’s extremely easy to change this without ruining the wood. For this reason, hardwood can outlast generations of the families that make use of it.
Engineered hardwood flooring is still solid hardwood, but engineered by using wood layers of less expensive wood. This type of flooring is just as beautiful as solid hardwood, but is typically less expensive. Engineered hardwood can also be easily installed in any room. It can withstand quite a bit of moisture, so this flooring can even be installed in the basement. One downside to engineered hardwood flooring is that unlike solid hardwood, it can only handle about three or four times of re-sanding and refinishing depending on the thickness.
Both solid and engineered hardwood flooring come in many different variations, including colors, patterns, and types of wood. Homeowners can choose to have the elegant light colored wood that gives the illusion of a bigger room, or the classic darker wood that reminds guests of log cabins and the countryside. You can also choose to have knots and wormholes or smooth boards; almost any variation you desire is possible.
Call Floor Coverings International of Monmouth County today to schedule your free, in-home consultation! We will come to you with hundreds of samples with our mobile showroom so you can make the best flooring decision in the comfort of your own home.
Want to see some of our work? Here’s a recent project that incorporated solid planks and tile!