Wood floors add richness and charm to any home. They also last for decades, never go out of style and add value to a property. There's more to choosing the right floor than selecting a color, so here's a guide as to what you should consider.
comes in two versions, solid or engineered. Engineered wood flooring is taking over a significant share of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to those who want both beauty and practicality. Unlike solid, one thickness throughout, this is a layered construction that gives the floor stability and a better ability to handle water.
At the top is a slice of oak, maple, hickory, or whatever species you choose, giving the floor raised grains, swirls, and undertones. Underneath are three or more layers of genuine wood combined with a bit of resin and then placed in a crosswise position. As a result, these floors can be installed in some areas where solid isn't recommended, such as below-grade spaces, and won't shrink or contract to adjust to the weather. They will add value to a property, though, and can also be refinished up to five times, depending on thickness.