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The difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

Thursday, August 5, 2021 3:16 AM




If you’re trying to narrow your choice down between solid hardwood flooring and engineered materials, you might wonder what the difference is between the two. This information can affect many aspects of your floor shopping experience, so we're going to use today's post to tell you more about it.

Two wood flooring materials with different profiles


As you might expect from the name alone, solid hardwood is one piece of wood, through and through. It offers the most extended lifespan by far, with an average of 100 years when properly maintained, and it’s incredibly durable, especially with a professional installation and the right features.

Engineered wood floors are still “real” wood, with a veneer of the species of your choice atop layers of plywood, which adds stability and durability. These materials give you a lifespan that averages about 30 years, which still means you may never have to replace them as long as you own your home.

Both of these options offer excellent durability, primarily when installed and maintained correctly. And they can both be refinished up to several times throughout their lifespan.

They both also offer extensive options for personalizing visuals and durability, so be sure to speak with a flooring professional about your specific requirements. These will determine the product that will serve you best.

We offer wood flooring you can count on


If you need a trustworthy hardwood flooring company, you’ll want to visit Decorama Flooring Bowmanville at our Durham Region, ON showroom location. There, you’ll find outstanding products and services that you’ll easily navigate with the help of our dedicated associates.

We cater to the Bowmanville, Toronto, Peterborough, Clarington, and Cobourg areas and invite you to visit us when it’s convenient. We will make sure you find the materials that bring you the best wood flooring, no matter what.