It’s no secret that hardwood floors remain among the most popular types of flooring in the United States. The natural beauty, timeless appeal, durability, and minimal upkeep required for hardwood flooring make them widely popular among homeowners of all tastes and budgets. But should you invest in solid wood or go with engineered wood when it comes to the actual materials used in the flooring? Here at Claghorn Custom Flooring, we’ve examined both materials in detail to help you and your family decide what’s best for your home.
Solid hardwood offers a number of distinct advantages and disadvantages for homeowners. As the real thing, it offers that genuine feel and distinct character and natural beauty that engineered hardwood simply can’t replicate. In addition, solid hardwood initially is less expensive compared to engineered hardwood, and is easier to clean and repair. On the downside, solid hardwood is considerably more difficult and time-consuming to install, and is not appropriate for all areas of a home, especially for below grade flooring and in areas prone to excessive moisture.
Engineered hardwood is an increasingly popular alternative to solid hardwood for a number of reasons, yet comes with several unique drawbacks. Engineered wood is aesthetically very pleasing and extremely durable. It also is simpler to install, less prone to moisture-related problems, and much more environmentally friendly as compared to solid hardwood. However, engineered hardwood initially is considerably more expensive than solid hardwood. It is also more difficult to repair and offers limited refinishing possibilities.
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Contact Claghorn Custom Flooring today at (317) 873-6202 to find out more about how we can help make your floor installation quick, simple, and affordable. No matter whether you choose solid or engineered wood, the experienced professionals at Claghorn Custom Flooring are ready to get the job done on time and within your budget.