The difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

The decision to add wood flooring is always accompanied by many questions and a great deal of research. One of the questions many homeowners pertains to the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring is discussed today.

Solid hardwood flooring or engineered?

There are plenty of ways to determine whether you will be best served by engineered or solid hardwood flooring, but sometimes, it simply comes down to preference. Here are some differences to consider as you plan your best flooring.

Solid hardwood is a beautiful choice that is natural wood through and through. In contrast, engineered wood has a veneer of natural hardwood attached to layers of plywood that offer excellent stability. Solid materials can be installed on or above grade, but engineered flooring performs exceptionally well, even in the dampness and humidity often found in below-grade spaces.

With solid wood, you can expect a lifespan that could easily exceed 100 years, compared to the average 30-year lifespan found in engineered options. However, both floor coverings can be refinished several times for a beautiful, like-new finish that will last decades once the service is done.

Visit our showroom for the best wood flooring.

As a hardwood flooring company that cares as much about your flooring as you do, BIBI Floors and Kitchens is a great place to gather information about your new floor covering. Our associates are trained, experienced, and ready to get to work with your requirements in mind, no matter the size of your remodel.

From our showroom in McLean, VA, we are proud to serve residents from Arlington, Falls Church, Vienna, and Reston, and we hope you’ll visit us there at your convenience. We look forward to providing the wood flooring that will serve your home for decades to come.