Anytime you are undertaking a remodel of any kind, you will most likely be looking at replacing the flooring as part of the project. The current flooring trend in the real estate world is hardwood, hands down. Most people love the organic beauty that hardwood brings into their home; as well as the cleanliness that comes from having hardwood flooring over carpet. When you are choosing the right hardwood flooring for your home, you will be faced with a decision to make, solid or engineered. A Future Vision Remodeling is here to talk about the difference between the two so you can make the right choice.
Does Solid or Engineered Flooring Last Longer?
One of the biggest reasons that people choose hardwood flooring in their home is the longevity of it. Solid hardwood flooring can be enjoyed for over 100 years if it is properly maintained. That leaves homeowners wondering what they can expect to get out of an engineered hardwood floor. The quality of engineered hardwood varies which means the price will as well. You can get anywhere between 20 and 80 years out of an engineered hardwood depending on how it is maintained.
Difference in Installation of Solid VS Engineered Hardwood
There are some similarities when it comes to how solid hardwood and engineered hardwood is installed in a home. Solid hardwood flooring is generally installed using nails or glue. Engineered hardwood is also installed using those same methods. However, there are certain engineered hardwood floors that are able to float on your current subfloor or slab. This means they aren’t actually attached to the subfloor at all.
Cost of Wood Flooring
There is a fairly large difference in the price of solid hardwood when compared to engineered. Solid hardwood flooring can run anywhere from $6-$15 a square foot. When you choose an engineered hardwood, you will likely pay between $4-$12 a square foot. By in large, solid hardwood flooring is usually going to cost you more, but it will also last longer. You can refinish a solid hardwood several times in its lifespan to give it new life. You will be lucky to get one refinish out of an engineered hardwood.
Water Resistant Wood Flooring
Hardwood flooring isn’t known for being especially water resistant. If you are putting down a wood floor, you are going to want to do everything you can to keep water off of it. Because engineered flooring is comprised of several layers of plywood beneath a thinner layer of hardwood veneer, it is more stable in instances where water is involved. The solid plank is going to sustain more damage when facing water.
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