Engineered Wood vs Hardwood Floors
Wood, Engineered Wood, Solid Hardwood

Solid Hardwood Flooring vs Engineered hardwood Flooring What are the differences between solid hardwood floors and engineered wood floors?

Composition
  • Hardwood: Solid wood
  • Engineered: 1/16 to 3/8 inch wood on tip with a base of high quality plywood
Thickness
  • Hardwood: 3/4 inch
  • Engineered: 3/8 inch to 5/8 inch
Width
  • Solid : Usually 2.25 inches to 5 inches but can be up to 11 inches
  • Engineered: Usually 2.25 inches to 11 inches
Wood Species
  • Solid : Usually only the popular species of wood
  • Engineered: Hundreds of different wood species to choose from
Pre-Finished?
  • Solid: Sometimes.
  • Engineered: Nearly always!
Can be sanded?
  • Solid: Numerous times!
  • Engineered: One to three times depending on quality
Ease of Installation
  • Hardwood: Mostly nail down
  • Engineered: Nail down, “quick click” or glue down
Resale Value and Overall Durability
  • Solid: Excellent
  • Engineered: Excellent
Moisture Resistant
  • Hardwood: Poor. Ok for spills but wont hold up to excessive water
  • Engineered: Poor. Ok for spills but wont hold up to excessive water
Hardness
  • Solids: The entire range from soft to hard
  • Engineered: The entire range from soft to hard


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