Engineered vs Solid Hardwood Flooring What You Need to Know Before You Make Your Decision - Deerfoot Carpet Alberta

Engineered vs Solid Hardwood Flooring: What You Need to Know Before You Make Your Decision

Trying to decide between engineered or solid wood flooring? Don’t know where to start or how to differentiate between the two? Well, you’re in luck, because we will be exploring the distinctions between both engineered and solid flooring in this article, all in an effort to help you make the proper choice for your floor plan.

Engineered and Solid Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring typically consists of long planks that are produced from hardwood.

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Hardwood 101 – Solid or Engineered?

Hardwood flooring is constructed in two ways, solid and engineered each having their own positives and negatives. Solid hardwood was originally designed for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the houses joists. As building code updated and technology increased, solid hardwood was refined into what it is today.

Although the flooring had improved since the first iterations, there was always the glaring issue of moisture. Depending on what environment the solid wood was being installed into problems would arise.

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