July 20, 2022 3 min read

Are you ready to replace your flooring? If you are, wonderful! E Hardwoods & Flooring is here to assure you won’t regret your choice. Whether you’re investing in new flooring for aesthetic reasons or your flooring is damaged or old, rolling out the spring season with a new vinyl flooring, engineered hardwood flooring, or solid hardwood flooring can be a great thing.

All that aside, replacing your flooring comes with no small share of decisions you’ll have to make. Asking if you should go with wood floors is a great way to narrow your options down, but how are you to answer this question for yourself without some background knowledge on wood floors?


Whether you’re talking about laminate flooring,engineered hardwood flooring, orhardwood flooring, wood floors all have one thing in common: their physical durability. With the proper maintenance, they set themselves apart in their ability to stand up to scrapes, gouges, and scuffs.

Wood floors are a great choice for households or businesses that:

Are ready to add a touch of luxury to your atmosphere.

While many flooring types can be made to look like wood, nothing beats that sturdy feel underfoot. It definitely sets your home or business apart in aesthetic terms.

Are ready for a long-term investment.

Certain wood flooring types can last for decades with proper care. If your home or business is ready for a strong, long-lasting flooring type, flooring that contains wood is a phenomenal choice.

Want to increase your building’s resale value.

Though new floors of any kind can help with the resale value of the real estate, wood flooring provides a sort of classical beauty that works well with many styles of decor, which makes it an attractive asset for buyers. Additionally, interested parties could appreciate the fact that they won’t have to opt for flooring replacement anytime soon.

What Kind of Wood Flooring Is Right for Me?

Wood flooring comes in many shapes, sizes, types, and species. Even if you’ve decided that this material is the flooring for you, that still only eliminates one category of flooring: vinyl flooring. You’ll want to learn more about each wood flooring subtype before making your final decision; luckily, we’ve got you covered.

Solid Hardwood Flooring

This is what most people think of when they hear “wood flooring.” It’s a single species of wood all the way through. Among one of the most long-lasting wood floorings, it’s also the type that perhaps requires the most care. To learn more about solid hardwoods,check out our blog that discusses a few commonly-held, yet mistaken, beliefs about it.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

According to Masterclass, this type of hardwood flooring “comprises a plywood or fiberboard core bonded with an outer layer of wood veneer or laminate.” Thanks to what makes up its inner layers, it’s considered dimensionally stable and better able to withstand changes in humidity or the occasional spill.

Because they aren’t a single species of wood all the way through, they also tend to be a bit more affordable than solid hardwood flooring—but they also can’t be refinished as solid hardwood can.

Laminate Flooring

We’ve written a blog that details the ins and outs of this flooring type,so check it out for the full scoop. Laminate uses a hyper-realistic photograph of real wood on top of a layer of pressed wood to create its true-to-life look.

It’s incredibly affordable and feels similar to the other two wood flooring types underfoot, making it a great choice for those who want the look of luxury without the corresponding price tag.


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