What is Traditional hardwood flooring?
Hardwood flooring offers an aesthetic appeal and long term durability that is hard to beat. Traditional hardwood flooring are made of planks milled from just a single piece of timber. It is a popular form of flooring being used in most traditional homes settings. Solid wood floors have a thicker surface than engineered wood and can be sanded and finished more times. Darkwood floors offer not only a solid base but also a pleasing appeal. Solid wood flooring expands and contracts according to changes in your home and humidity.
What is engineered wood flooring?
Engineered wood flooring consists of two or more layers of wood adhered together to form a plank. It is popular for its stability and can installed on all types of floors. Engineered wood floors consists of multiple layers of timber wood floors, vinyl and Acrylic-impregnated wood flooring.
Traditional hardwood vs. engineered wood flooringThere are factors to consider when choosing hardwood or engineered wood flooring:
- The location: Traditional flooring is more suitable for above grade installations, while engineered is suitable for above grade.
- The subfloor: Solid wood flooring or Engineered flooring may be used over plywood, existing wood floors or subfloors but engineered floors is best for concrete flooring.
- Installation: Traditional floors are easy to nail down while engineered floors are often glued.