Which type of wood floors are ideal: engineered or solid?

If you have decided on wood flooring for your home, you have many more choices to make before your flooring can be installed. Whether engineered or solid wood floors are ideal is a question answered by figuring out your specific preferences and requirements, so read along with today’s post to find out how to decide.

Choosing between engineered and solid hardwood flooring

Both engineered, and solid hardwood flooring can be ideal for your home, depending on the requirements you have in place. For instance, if your home is below grade, you won't choose a solid wood material, so engineered flooring is a great alternative.

You can still choose a perfect species, wood grade, stain color, finish, and more, with engineered material, just as you can with solid wood. And you can even refinish them as often as solid wood, depending on the thickness of the natural wood veneer on top of the layered plywood backing.

If your home is above grade and you want the most extensive options available, unfinished solid wood is perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, and more. You’ll also find a lifespan that can exceed 100 years, compared with engineered wood, which has a lifespan of 30 years or more.

We offer the wood flooring you’ll love for years to come

Roman Floors & Remodeling is a great place to begin your hardwood experience as a dedicated hardwood flooring company. We offer a wealth of excellent materials and professional service, all with the customer care you deserve.

From our showroom in Redford Charter Township, MI, we serve residents from Detroit, Dearborn, Redford, Southfield, and Farmington, and we look forward to working with you as well. Let us know what kind of wood flooring you need, and we’ll make sure all the best options are available to you.