Flooring Face-Off: Engineered Flooring vs. Hardwood Flooring

Flooring Face-Off Engineered Flooring vs. Hardwood Flooring Sebring Services

Can Engineered Flooring Stack Up Against True Hardwood?

Over the last several years, hardwood floors have continued to escalate in popularity, becoming one of the most common (and sought after) flooring options available to homeowners. However, when deciding on hardwood flooring for your home, you’re often left to choose between the more cost-effectiveness of laminate wood floors versus the beauty and elegance of true hardwood floors.

You may be surprised to learn there is there is a third option for wood flooring that not many homeowners like yourself are presented with engineered flooring. Engineered wood floors actually strike the perfect balance between the traditional look of hardwood floors and the long-term durability of laminate floors.


So can engineered flooring really stack against a high-quality hardwood solution? Read on below as we put them both to the test!

The Face-Off: Engineered Flooring vs. Hardwood Flooring

Durability

Flooring Face-Off Engineered Flooring vs. Hardwood Flooring 3 Sebring ServicesOne of the greatest benefits that engineered flooring provides over solid hardwood flooring is that it is the most durable option. While the top layer of engineered floors is often solid wood, the lower layers, and the core, are made out of various materials including plywood.

This plywood interior allows engineered wood floors to be more durable, and resilient to the factors that can easily damage hardwood floors such as moisture and spills. This resilience against moisture makes engineered floors the superior option for highly humid climates, as well as for use in damp basements.


The durability of these high-density floors also means that they are stronger, and are better able to resist damage caused by items dropped on them as well as high traffic. All of these factors help to make engineered flooring the longer lasting option.

Cost

Another benefit of engineered floors is that they can be more affordable than hardwood floors. Not being constructed of solid wood brings the cost down dramatically, allowing you to have the elegant look of wood floors in your home at a lower cost, making wood floors affordable for a wider range of customers.

Flooring Face-Off Engineered Flooring vs. Hardwood Flooring 4 Sebring ServicesHowever, do not assume that these floors will not be worth the investment. Due to the fact that they are often indistinguishable from solid hardwood floors, they can provide just as high of a boost in the value of your home as solid wood floors. Furthermore, many prospective homebuyers will prefer engineered floors due their durability and low-maintenance.

When comparing engineered wood floors to traditional, solid hardwood floors, it will quickly become apparent that there is no competition. Engineered floors have the same look and elegance as hardwood floors while providing superior, lasting benefits to the homeowner. The best part is that the average individual will not be able to tell that your floors are not solid hardwood. Only you will know how much time and money you saved by choosing engineered floors.

Contact us to learn more about the many benefits of engineered floors, including why they can make a better flooring option than solid hardwood. You can also find out about having engineered wood flooring installed in your home.

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13 Comments

  1. Khloe Cox December 13, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Thank you very much for sharing this nice post. Solid hardwood floors are just that they’re made from solid wood and engineered hardwood is made of a core of hardwood or plywood with a layer of hardwood veneer affixed to the top surface.

  2. Kebony June 8, 2017 at 3:07 am

    A good comparison that helps you chose the better option. There are treated wood options in market these days, that offers more sustainability and durability than any other wood flooring options.

  3. Jenny Dominic August 10, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Nice comparison. Engineered hardwood is best preferred as it includes a layer of plywood below the layer of hardwood.This makes the plank very thick and durable.

  4. Julie Barclay August 31, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Wow, its really an informative article, now i am more cleared with the hardwood flooring..Thanks buddy for this article 🙂

  5. Christian Kingsbury September 13, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Love the article! My wife and I love our hardwood flooring!

  6. John February 13, 2018 at 12:52 am

    That was a nice information, thank you for sharing. It’s a pleasure to visit here.

  7. Stephen Cassey February 21, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Both engineered flooring and hardwood flooring have their own quality. Very nice comparison and interesting too. After reading this we are clear about both types of flooring. Thanks a lot for sharing this post.

  8. Stephen Cassey March 8, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful post regarding the hardwood flooring. I think exotic IndusParquet flooring provides really good kind of options for the users I think this is very durable kind of flooring with so many good options and is quite reliable.

  9. Jane April 9, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Your blog really provided some very important and useful information about hardwood flooring and engineered flooring. The issue you have talked about in here is very important to know for all who are looking for some good options regarding flooring. Thanks for this content.

  10. Jaden Huber May 26, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Thanks for your informative blog. The choice of flooring is one of the most basic yet important decisions a homeowner has to make when undertaking a renovation. Solid wood floors are still common and popular. Solid wood floors have a thicker wear surface and can be sanded and finished more times than an engineered wood floor.

  11. John July 4, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing this great article. It’s a pleasure to visit here.

  12. Donna November 8, 2018 at 6:19 am

    When a more in-depth cleaning is required, use a cleaning method appropriate to the finish on your floor. If your floor has a glossy finish, it means that polyurethane, or a water-based urethane, or a similar finish has been used to form a protective barrier over the hardwood. If it has a matte finish, it means that the floor is protected with a penetrating seal of oil and/or wax.

  13. Kate Brownell December 2, 2018 at 10:59 am

    The comparison between both the type of floors has been explained very nicely in this article. Thanks for sharing. I was really confused about which one to go for – engineered flooring or hardwood flooring for my new house.

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