If you're considering wood floors for your property, you’re on a great path. Hardwood flooring
remains the gold standard due to its unmatched natural beauty, versatility, and longevity. Along with the touch of elegance, they add to just about any room, wood floors are easy to clean and maintain. They can stand the test of time and never go out of style.
There are two types of hardwood floors—solid and engineered. Solid wood floors, as the name suggests, is lumber milled directly from trees such as oak, walnut, or maple. The entire plank is made up of solid wood. These floors can be refinished, sanded many times over a lifetime. So it’s easy to change up a look in your room by having the floors refinished and stained with a color that makes sense to your new overall décor.
Engineered wood, sometimes referred to as composite wood, is made by bonding a thin layer of hardwood together with high-quality plywood using adhesives. The top layer is the actual species of wood you’ve chosen. The crisscross construction of the plywood gives it more stability than a solid. This means it can be used in below-grade places like a basement, where you need the flexibility for moisture considerations.