Choosing hardwood flooring to install

Want to install hardwood floors? 

According to multiple sources, hardwood flooring is by far the most popular choice for homeowners. 

But there are a lot of different types of hardwood floors.

Which type should you install in your home? 

Well, there are basically two options: solid wood or engineered wood. 

Here are the pros and cons of engineered wood… 

Advantages Of Engineered Wood — The wood is less sensitive to temperature and humidity and so it requires less maintenance. It is also sometimes cheaper than solid wood flooring. 

Disadvantages Of Engineered Wood — Engineered wood isn’t waterproof. So you’ve still got to be careful. It’s also not always the cheaper option. Plus, unlike solid wood, it can’t be refinished indefinitely. 

And here are the pros and cons of solid wood… 


Advantages Of Solid Wood — Solid wood can be refinished over and over again, it feels great to walk on, and it offers a lot of customization options. 

Disadvantages Of Solid Wood — It hates water and humidity. It’s definitely not a good idea to install solid wood flooring in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, or anywhere else that gets a lot of exposure to moisture. Solid wood also sometimes costs more than engineered wood and it needs a lot more care. 

Whether choosing solid or engineered, the most popular wood options are oak, ash, walnut, maple, hickory, mahogany, teak flooring, pine, cork, and bamboo. 

That should help get things started on the right foot!

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