Solid and Engineered Hardwood
We can help you find the perfect hardwood floors for your home at Kennys Carpet One Floor & Home in Carmel, NY. Our staff knows hardwood and can help you choose between different options when it comes to style and type. When you shop with us you’ll have several options to choose from including solid and engineered options.
Below, Jim Aaron explains the difference between solid and engineered hardwood.
Benefits of Solid Hardwood
Solid hardwood is considered the original hardwood option. It is made up of a single piece of lumber that is ¾” thick. This simple construction means you can refinish solid hardwood a handful of times, or up to the tongue on the side of the plank. When you refinish a solid hardwood floor, you are not just extending its life cycle, but you also have the ability to update your floors to reflect current trends and make your floors look good as new again.
Solid hardwood characteristics are difficult to replicate, and they add value where other flooring options cannot. When installing solid hardwood, make sure you keep it in areas that are dry and cool, such as your bedroom, living room, even a home office space. Installation options include nail down and tongue and groove.
Is Engineered Hardwood Better?
Engineered hardwood is a more modern option, and is made up of several layers that are pressed together cross-grain to create stabilization. This construction also combats wood’s natural tendency to expand and contract due to changes in humidity. You can install engineered hardwood almost anywhere in your home, even in places with high traffic. It is still not recommended for rooms like bathrooms and laundry rooms because it is still a wood product after all.
To see our solid and engineered hardwood collection, visit our showroom in Carmel, NY.