What is the difference between engineered hardwood flooring and solid hardwood flooring?
- Solid hardwood flooring consists of solid hardwood and only hardwood, from top to bottom and side to side. Engineered hardwood flooring is a layered product consisting of thin hardwood on top of a base of high-quality plywood.
- When installing solid hardwood flooring, it should be installed on or above grade, using the nail down or staple down installation method. Engineered hardwood can be installed in a wide range of interiors: on, below or above grade. Depending on the construction type, nail down, glue down or floating methods of installation may be used.
- When installing flooring in a moisture-prone environment such as a bathroom, it is not recommended to use solid hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood flooring will be a better option in such environments. You can install solid hardwood flooring in places such as living areas, bedrooms, hallways and dining rooms. While it’s wise to avoid solid wood in kitchens, installation can be successful if waterproof mats are placed near the sink and dishwasher.
- Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed in the same areas of your home mentioned for solid wood flooring such as living areas and bedrooms.
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