Hardwood Flooring vs. Engineered Wood Flooring

If you are trying to choose between hardwood flooring and engineered wood flooring, you are not alone. ?Many home owners are asking questions about these two types of flooring: Which is better? Which type of wood flooring will fits my needs? ?To figure these things out, it is best to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each.?

Hardwood Flooring Boynton Beach

Hardwood floors truly never go out of style. ?Today, hardwood flooring has actually been improved through technological advances. ? Solid wood floors can be installed over a wood subfloor.

The color options make them perfect for anywhere in your home, no matter what your d?cor. ? Choose from different stains, different colors and different finishes.

Hardwood floors last. They add to the value of your home, and they do not need to be refinished every few years, saving you time and money. ? Typically a hardwood floor will need to be resanded and refinished every 15 to 20 years. ?The floors age with time, really enhancing real wood's beauty.?

Engineered Wood Flooring Boynton Beach

On the other hand, engineered wood flooring may be for you. ?These floors are perfect for both homes and businesses because they can be installed over concrete. ?Solid wood floors must be installed over a wood subfloor, but not engineered wood. ?This makes them ideal for nearly any current flooring surface, and makes them perfect for any room of your home.

Because you can installs them over any type of floor, it makes them a bit more stable than other types of flooring. ?This makes it the perfect choice for high traffic areas. ?It is also more resistant to every day wear and tear, and is not prone to buckling or rippling, and is excellent in any area that is usually damp, like a basement or bathroom.

Additionally, engineered hardwood is 'greener'. ?This type of flooring is more environmentally friendly, because it uses less premium hardwood than solid hard wood floors do. ?In fact, more of the tree is actually used, so there is less waste, making this type of flooring very eco-friendly.

Engineered wood flooring is a bit less expensive than solid wood flooring, making it the more cost effective choice. ? This type of flooring will simply need to be recoated, rather than resanded and refinished.

Ready to install your new wood floor? Contact Quantum Floors or come and visit our showroom. We have been installing beautiful wood floors since 2001, and we will meet all of your wood flooring needs!