They also last for decades, sometimes up to 100 years, and never go out of style. If you want a change in decor, simply have them sanded and stained another color.
While solid has been the one most people knew, another called “engineered hardwood” is taking over a large share of the wood floor industry.
That is because it appeals to those who want both the beauty of genuine wood with some practicality.
The only difference is in the construction. Rather than a wood slab through the plank, engineered has a slab on top; this is often called the veneer layer, and it gives the floor the same beauty as solid. Then, underneath, are at least three (preferably more) layers of wood combined with some resins. The layers are positioned in a crisscross and that’s what gives it more stability and an increased ability to handle water.
The engineered version of hardwood can be installed in basements as well as some other high moisture areas where solid cannot.
Other things to know: Hardwood floors are easy to maintain by vacuuming and periodic polishing. Wipe spills immediately and use protective pads on furniture feet to avoid scratching
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