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Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

Is Solid or Engineered Hardwood Better?

Hardwood flooring is beautiful, distinctive, and valuable, but choosing a flooring that’s right for your room requires research and thought. Since solid and engineered hardwoods look very much alike, understanding the differences is an essential prelude to a successful installation.


We can help you find the perfect hardwood floors for your home at Kenny's Carpet One Floor & Home of Carmel, NY. Our staff understands hardwood’s intricacies and can help you choose between different options regarding style and type. When you shop with us, you’ll have hundreds of options to choose whether you prefer solid or 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. Some solid hardwood can be refinished multiple times. When you refinish a solid hardwood floor, you are not just extending its life cycle, but you also can update your floors to reflect current trends and make your floors look as good as new again. When installing solid hardwood, make sure you keep it in dry and cool areas, such as your bedroom, living room, even a home office space. Installation options include nail down and tongue and groove.



Benefits of Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood is a more modern option and comprises several layers that are pressed together cross-grain to create stabilization. This construction also minimizes 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. However, it is still not recommended for rooms with high humidity levels like bathrooms and laundry rooms.



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Would you inquire further about our many solid and engineered hardwood selections? We proudly serve clients throughout Putnam and Dutchess. Please visit us soon at 246 Route 52 in Carmel, NY, or call us today.

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