Three differences between solid and engineered hardwood flooring

Three differences between solid and engineered hardwood flooring

When you want the best engineered hardwood flooring for your upcoming remodel, it's essential to know the benefits of the product line. It can also be beneficial to understand how engineered wood floors differ from solid hardwood, so here are three differences that could matter as you choose your flooring.

  1. The lifespan – Solid hardwood flooring offers lifespans exceeding 100 years with proper installation and upkeep. Under the same circumstances, engineered products last up to 30 years.
  2. The moisture resistance – Solid wood and moisture do not mix, even in negligible amounts. But humidity isn't as much of an enemy to engineered flooring products because of the way they’re constructed, with a backing of layered plywood.
  3. The refinishing process – Solid hardwood can be refinished several times as long as at least an eighth of an inch of wood is left. Engineered hardwood flooring can also be refinished, but the number of times depends on the thickness of the wood veneer that tops the layers of plywood.

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