There are two primary types of wood flooring available. The first is the solid wood floor. These floors are generally 3/4″ thick and can be purchased raw or pre-finished. The average of wood flooring will sit at the top end of the range. The other style of wood flooring is the “engineered wood floor.” This is a wood floor that has a top wear layer, usually 1/8″ thick, and more layers of plywood underneath. The top layer is generally made out of oak, maple, cherry, etc.
Engineered wood floors are gaining in popularity because they generally cost less than the solid wood floor, but can be refinished like a solid wood floor. However, since refinishing takes off a small amount of the surface each time, an engineered floor may not have as long a life as a hardwood floor.
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Made from a single piece of wood, Solid Hardwood flooring is the most sought-after flooring. Solid Hardwood elevates your home’s value and can last for many years when cared for properly. Choose from a variety of stains, plank sizes, species, and finishes.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered Hardwood flooring is real wood made to be installed in rooms where solid wood cannot. Stronger than Solid wood, Engineered Hardwood is less likely to expand or shrink from humidity changes. Available in a variety of stains, plank sizes, species, and finishes