Everyone loves wood floors. It’s a well-known fact that potential home buyers seek out and often pay more for a home with hardwood flooring
. Like anything popular, there are some misconceptions and myths about this flooring, so we’re presenting this guide to help sort it all out. As always, don’t hesitate to contact us at Good's Floor Store if you have further questions.
We’re all familiar with solid hardwood, which is as it sounds: one thickness throughout. If you're concerned about water issues or want to install them in below-grade house levels, such as the basement, you may want to consider another version: engineered wood flooring. This is taking a major share of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to people who wish to both beauty and practicality.
At the top is a slice of genuine species with undertones, knots, grains, and swirls. Underneath are three or more layers of genuine wood. A little resin is added to the layers, and then they’re placed crosswise to give the floor more stability. There’s no expansion-contraction issue with adjusting to humidity, so no acclimation is needed.
Just like solid, it adds property value and can be sanded and refinished. Engineered floors can also be installed as a floating floor where they hover over the subfloor. It’s fast, uncomplicated, and subfloors only need to be clean, dry, and level. Since there are no moisture issues with this wood, it’s fine to install it over concrete.