Engineered Hardwood

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Learn About Engineered Hardwood

Hosner Carpet One Floor & Home in Canton can help you find the perfect hardwood floor for your home. Choosing a new hardwood floor for your home does not have to be confusing. Our professionals are here to help you navigate our selection of styles and options. The most important thing to determine when purchasing hardwood is if you want a solid or engineered construction. Solid hardwood is the timeless and traditional option when it comes to a wood floor, but engineered hardwood has changed the game for many homeowners.

Below, Jim Aaron explains the difference between solid and engineered hardwood.

Expert Advice - Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

What are the differences between solid hardwood and engineered hardwood? Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some inside information on the different hardwood flooring options.

Benefits of Engineered Hardwood

Solid and engineered hardwood look identical from the surface, but their constructions are completely different. Solid wood planks are uniform, whereas engineered hardwood is composed of three to seven layers of real wood veneers that are pressed together cross-grain to create stability. This helps to offset woods natural tendency to expand or contract. The surfaces look the same since the top layer of engineered flooring is a piece of premium wood.

Engineered hardwood floors can be installed in above, below, and on ground areas and can handle changing seasons, but is still not suitable in areas with moisture. It still delivers the warmth and added value you expect from a hardwood floor, but is much more cross-functional. Places in your home that experience heavy traffic are great locations for engineered hardwood, and you can show off your floors to your guests without having to worry about accidental damage. Because of its multiple layers, engineered wood cannot be refinished over and over again like solid wood, and can only be done once or twice in its lifetime.

To learn more about our engineered hardwood options, be sure to visit our showroom and speak with a flooring professional.

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