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Solid Wood Floors Vs Engineered Wood Floors...

Solid Wood Floors Vs Engineered Wood Floors...

Posted in Solid / Hardwood Flooring by Source on May 14th 2012
Solid Wood Floors Vs Engineered Wood Floors Choosing the type of hardwood floor that will best suit your home (and DIY skills) is an important step when planning the installation of a new flooring solution. In essence, there are two main types of hardwood floor solutions to consider: Solid wood Solid wood flooring comes in three main types: strip, plank and parquet. Each type is available in both an unfinished and a pre-finished version. Unfinished flooring must be job-site sanded and finished after installation. Pre-finished flooring is sanded and finished at the factory – therefore it is ready for immediate installation. Engineered wood Many people confuse engineered wood flooring with laminate wood flooring. The main difference between this type of wood and its laminate equivalent is that laminate flooring contains no actual wood. Engineered hardwood flooring on the other hand is produced by adhering layers of plastic laminate veneer with real wood. Considerations Naturally, there are several things which you need to keep in mind when choosing the most appropriate type of wooden floor for your home. Solid hardwoods may require a little more maintenance than engineered wood flooring; however, they can always be re-sanded and refinished. Indeed, a well-maintained solid wood floor will undoubtedly retain its value better than an engineered wood floor. In truth, it is actually very difficult to tell the difference between a solid wood floor and an engineered wood floor once they are installed. Therefore your choice will inevitably come down to a matter of personal taste.


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