Are you trying to decide on a suitable
flooring for your home? If so, hardwood flooring
is an excellent
choice. They are a traditional floor that lasts for decades and
carries elegance and class with them. Also, it’s an investment into
the property value of your home.
There are two types of flooring when it
comes to hardwood: solid and engineered. Solid flooring is the
traditional flooring with planks all the same width. Engineered wood
flooring has a slice of what you desire on top, with three-piece of
wood in a cross-hatch position underneath. This adds stability to the
floor. These three pieces of wood are fixed together with resin.
Engineered wood flooring has a higher capacity to withstand moisture
in an environment, so an engineered floor in a basement would do just
fine. If you put solid hardwood in a basement, you will soon see the
wood warp due to the high moisture in the area. Engineered wood can
add the same value to the property as solid hardwood. It can be
refinished one or two times before needing replacement.
During installation, the sanding,
sealing, and staining usually occur at the job site for solid
hardwood. However, it can be done in the factory now. You have less
choice for the staining agents with the engineered wood because it is
done at the factory. But there is less time for installation with
engineered wood because the pieces quickly click and lock in place.
You can still mix and match it in your home.