SOLID HARDWOOD VERSUS ENGINEERED HARDWOOD

There’s something special about genuine hardwood flooring. The right flooring can make a big impact in the warmth and beauty of your home. Have you ever wondered what the right type of hardwood flooring is for your home? Did you know there are different types of hardwood flooring? At Warren Christopher, we work with both solid hardwood and engineered hardwood planks.

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So what’s the difference?

Engineered and solid hardwood floors are both made from 100% real wood, but the difference lies in the way they are constructed. As the name suggests, solid hardwood floors are one solid piece of wood. Engineered hardwood is constructed of various layers of hardwood and plywood. Engineered flooring is usually less expensive than solid hardwood.

 

SOLID WOOD

Solid wood is most commonly nailed, or nailed and glued to a plywood subfloor.

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  • Standard thickness is 3/4” (custom thickness available upon request)

  • Board widths range from 3” to 12” wide (wider boards available upon request)

  • Board lengths are 2ft. to 10ft. random lengths (longer lengths available upon request)

 

ENGINEERED WOOD

Engineered wood is typically glued down to concrete subfloors, but can be glued and nailed to plywood. This type of installation often includes an additional soundproofing or moisture-blocking barrier.

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  • Standard thickness is 5/8” or 3/4” (custom thickness available upon request)

  • Standard hardwood top layer is 4.5mm for 5/8” thick planks

  • 3/4” thick engineered planks have a 6mm top layer

  • Board widths range from 3” to 18” wide (wider boards available upon request)

  • Board lengths are 2ft. to 12ft. random lengths (longer lengths available upon request)

We have both types of woods in our showroom and invite you to come in and see and touch for yourself to determine what the best option is for your home.