Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

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Which Type of Hardwood is Right for You? 

Hardwood flooring offers unfading beauty and ongoing value, appealing to those of us who appreciate the finer things in life. With intricate wood grains and fine craftsmanship taking center stage, hardwood flooring boasts heirloom potential if properly installed and maintained. Best of all, today’s hardwood flooring selections offer more options than ever before and this elegant flooring can boldly go where it previously was unable.

So, which type of hardwood will you choose? Generally, hardwood flooring is available in two distinctive families: engineered hardwood and solid hardwood. While it’s sometimes impossible to tell the difference upon a passing glance, there are some major distinctions to consider.

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Solid Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood is the original hardwood: each plank consisting of one solid segment of natural wood. A historian’s favorite, solid hardwood can last for generations. It has the potential to be refinished an infinite amount of times. This flooring adds instant and ongoing value, but must be handled with care. It represents a significant investment and should only be installed in cool, dry spaces. It cannot be installed below grade.

Benefits of Engineered Hardwood

Combining the beauty of natural wood and the endurance of a manufactured product, engineered hardwood is truly a game-changer for many. Made of layered hardwood veneers, engineered hardwood is treated with a protective coating, and has a resilient core. The end result is a floor that’s more affordable and can handle heat and moisture. It works fine for finished basements and can be installed below grade. Engineered hardwood can even be refinished a handful of times over its lifetime.

Our Hardwood Selection

As your local flooring experts, Gold Star Carpet One Floor & Home in Denison, TX carries many beautiful hardwood options. Representing all your favorite brands, with plenty of choices in both solid hardwood and engineered hardwood, we can help you get started on bringing your vision to reality. Browse selections by lauded hardwood lines like Armstrong, Mannington, Mohawk, Johnson, and Shaw, as well as exclusive lines like Hanover Hills and Rustic River. Visit us today at 2730 South Woodlawn, or call us to schedule your free onsite project estimate.

Expert Advice - Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

What are the differences between solid hardwood and engineered hardwood? Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some inside information on the different hardwood flooring options.

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