Installing hardwood floors is still a popular design trend amongst first-time homeowners or even those looking to renovate their current space. Not only does the look of hardwood accentuate any existing interior design, but it also creates an environment of luxury and has a natural appeal. And fortunately for homeowners today, there are two superior types to install, such as solid wood and engineered wood. Whereas solid wood flooring still is an optimal choice, engineered wood flooring is fast becoming the contemporary solution to new homeowners for a multitude of reasons.
It is easy to understand why so many feel conflicted about which to choose to transform their home. Both are high-quality options to choose from, but at The Wooden Floor Company, we believe that engineered wood flooring is the better choice for the modern homeowner and here’s why.
Engineered wood is surprisingly inexpensive and much cheaper than solid wood flooring. Because manufacturers layer engineered wood with plywood during its construction, it costs less. It’s made to mimic solid wood and does so well. Those on a budget can easily achieve the same look without the hefty price tag because the top layer is wood which differs from laminate flooring.
Because of the stability of engineered wood, it is temperature resistant making it extremely versatile. It can be used as cladding, without compromising the durability of the wood and even safe enough for underfloor heating installations. Cladding is becoming a common trend these days with homeowners, choosing to create feature walls, natural outdoor living spaces, and revamping dull rooms.
Engineered wood has the major advantage of being available in different finishes, colours, widths and types of wood too, while solid wood is constricted to the type of wood only. This can easily match interiors without a hassle, ensuring cohesiveness and flow throughout your home. The additional aesthetic advantage is that engineered wood can be sanded down over time to reapply a finish or change it, without affecting its stability.
Solid hardwood floor installations have always been the go-to in residential homes for years, because of the misconception that it is real wood. However, engineered wood is also natural, with the addition of plywood and the main difference between the two is the production process. Its quickly becoming the superior choice amongst the design world, for its advantageous properties as well as its ability to look just like solid wood. Speak to us at The Wooden Floor Company for expert flooring solutions, we offer a comprehensive service and can help you make the right choice for your home.