What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

The differences between engineered and solid hardwood flooring could mean a lot for your floors after installation. Today, we’re going to tell you more about how these products differ, as well as a little about how they are the same, so follow along for that information in today’s post.

Engineered or solid hardwood flooring?

Solid hardwood flooring is probably the best-known product in this flooring line, offering a through-body wood experience instead of the construction of engineered wood. Engineered products start with perpendicularly layered plywood, to which a veneer of natural wood and then a wear layer is added, creating integrity and durability at the same time.

Many homeowners choose solid floors for their lifespan, which can easily exceed 100 years when properly cared for, instead of the 30-year lifespan of engineered products. Solid floors are for those that never want to shop or install flooring again, but engineered materials give you the option to replace your floors at least once.

Both floors require acclimation before installation, and the process can last from one to three days, depending on humidity factors in your home and geographic location. Both floors can also be refinished once wear starts to show, as well.

Find your best wood flooring today

When you visit Ted's Floor & Décor, you'll find not only an inventory full of outstanding products but also associates who cater to your needs by matching you with products and services that meet your needs. When you're ready to begin, we'll gladly work with you from start to finish.

Our service areas include Garland, Wylie, Murphy, and Plano, and we invite you to visit our Sachse, TX showroom to take advantage of all that we have to offer. Whether you’re looking for solid or engineered materials, our hardwood flooring company provides it all.