Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
Hardwood flooring is elegant, distinctive, and adds incredible value. However, before you commit to hardwood floors, it's essential to know precisely what you need to achieve your goals. Solid and engineered hardwood looks alike but is quite distinct in terms of ability and construction.
At Pinnell's Carpet One Floor & Home of Angels Camp and Sonora, CA, we're the region's best hardwood flooring experts and can help you shop smarter. Here's a quick summary of the different types of hardwood flooring.
Engineered hardwood planks are manufactured using up to seven layers of natural wood veneers. With these sturdy, cross-grain planks, engineered hardwood is more stable and can handle heavy usage. Humidity and moisture won't typically mar this floor, which can be used in all levels of the home. Engineered hardwood still isn't a feasible option for kitchens and bathrooms, but it's perfect for finished basements, hallways, stairs, and other high-traffic, moderate moisture zones.
Solid hardwood is a traditional hardwood option that showcases all of the wood's natural traits. With each plank consisting of one single, solid hunk of wood, solid flooring adds uniformity and incredible value. Your solid hardwood floor can be repeatedly refinished and, if properly maintained, can last indefinitely. Solid hardwood flooring isn't ideal for every situation, however. It needs a consistent interior climate and fares its best in quiet, dry rooms. You should never install solid hardwood flooring below grade.
Pinnell's Carpet One proudly serves the hardwood needs of clients throughout greater Sonora and beyond. To learn more about our hardwood selections or chat with one of our experts, please visit us soon in Sonora and Angels Camp, CA.