Solid hardwood has long been hailed as the creme de la cremeof the flooring world—the queen of it, if you will. It’s long-lasting, durable, and adds an undeniable air of luxury to any space imaginable. However, modern innovation has yielded a formidable new competitor to the flooring universe: engineered hardwood flooring. Its partial plywood construction means that it’s economical and can take a lot more water damage than its solid hardwood cousin.
Two options, each with their own sets of benefits and drawbacks; how is the homeowner to choose? E Hardwoods & Flooring hopes to provide some guidance below.
Solid hardwood flooring is the queen of the flooring world, sure. But caring for a queen requires a great deal of time and monetary investment. What does this look like in the case of solid hardwood flooring?
All in all, solid hardwood is a great choice if you want a floor that always looks like new—but be prepared to invest in it.
In addition to the fact that it is less expensive, engineered hardwood flooring is able to cope with higher humidity levels and the occasional liquid spill. Plywood is much more forgiving in this respect than solid wood. It’s also less of a big deal if a spill does happen, as engineered hardwood is much more economical than solid hardwood and can be easily replaced.
We’re an online flooring store with a giant selection of solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwoods too; you’re bound to find something you like. Save yourself the trip to the store and peruse our stock here.