What to Know About Two Types of Wood Flooring


Many people prefer hardwood because it adds beauty and warmth to your interior and can feel great on your bare feet.  However, there are different types of flooring material out there for you to pick from. It will help to know what two of the common types of hardwood flooring are so that you can make an informed decision before picking a flooring material.


The most common type of wood flooring material you'll see in homes today is hardwood flooring because it's been around for a very long time. It's a solid piece of wood that is nailed in place to a subfloor, giving it the ability to expand and contract in place without affecting your floor overall.  

You can purchase hardwood floorboards that are either unfinished or finished.  When you select unfinished hardwood, you'll need to pick a stain color or decide to leave it natural.  You can also cover it with a top coat of polyurethane to give it a nice shine.  Selecting finished hardwood will provide ready-made boards exactly as you want them, and you still have the ability to sand the wood and change the look later on if desired.

However, hardwood is a very expensive option. While this can have a bigger upfront cost, it can also lead to having a higher resale value for your home.  Hardwood can also become scratched easier than other flooring materials, though it's possible to repair the floor later on if it becomes quite damaged. 

Engineered Hardwood

What makes engineered hardwood flooring unique is that it is made out of multiple types of wood products.  There is a top layer of solid wood that is small when compared to the thickness of the overall piece of wood. The bottom layer is a wood composite, which is not designed to look pretty and deserves its function of being actual wood. The price of engineered wood will depend on the type of wood on top, the base wood used on the bottom, and the thickness of the plank of wood.  

Many people don't like engineered wood because it is not the same type of wood throughout. However, engineered hardwood does not have the same issues with expanding and contracting as natural hardwood does.  This results in a more stable floor all year round.  Engineered hardwood also comes in the look that you pick, with no need to sand and stain on-site. 

For more information about different types of wood flooring, reach out to a local remodeling contractor to learn more.


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