Whether you select the currently trending gray, white oak, or whitewashed wood floors or a time-honored classic like mahogany, these floors will always add elegance and charm to your home. In addition, they are versatile enough to work in any atmosphere, last for decades, and add value to a property. Consider a few things to ensure you choose the suitable floors for you.
Solid wood floors
are one thickness throughout, known for gorgeous undertones, knots, grains, and swirls. Like any wood, it can be damaged by excess water and shrinks or expands to adjust to temperature changes, so it's important to wipe spills immediately. Another version, engineered wood flooring, is now taking a significant share of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to those who want beauty without water concerns.
On the surface, solid and engineered took similar, with undertones, grains, swirls, and knots, but the difference is in the construction. Underneath, however, are three or more layers of genuine wood combined with a bit of resin, then placed in a crosswise position. As a result, engineered is stable and can be placed in some higher-than-normal moisture areas.
Like solid, it can be sanded and refinished. Unlike solid wood, which has traditional tongue and groove/nail down installation techniques, engineered also offers the fast, uncomplicated, and often less expensive floating floor. Here, the pieces click together, mat, then hover over the subfloor without nails or glue. Subfloors must be clean, dry, and level.