Hardwood flooring in Norman, OK from Urban Flooring LLC

What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

Choosing the perfect hardwood flooring requires a few answers to your most important questions, whether you are flooring one room or all of them. That is especially true if you would like to know the difference between solid and engineered hardwood, so follow along with us now for the answers you need.

Engineered flooring is different than solid wood

Solid hardwood is known for its through-and-through wood construction, while engineered flooring is constructed of layers of plywood topped with a layer of natural solid wood, in your choice of species. While engineered materials still require an acclimation process before installation can begin, it is much more capable of handling damp, humid rooms and experiences frequent temperature changes.

Another difference between the two is the installation process. Engineered wood gives you the option for a floating floor, where the materials are installed by clicking and locking the pieces together instead of attaching them to the subfloor. At the same time, solid hardwood can never be floated.

And finally, you will see a stark difference between these two materials by comparing their lifespans. Even with a professional installation and the most strategic maintenance, engineered floors average a lifespan of about 30 years, while solid wood can easily surpass 100 years or more.

Choose a hardwood flooring you can live with

For the best hardwood flooring in Moore, be sure to consider Urban Flooring LLC. We offer excellent materials, including name brands such as Johnson Hardwood and Mannington, and all the services that can turn those materials into the flooring of your dreams.

From our showroom in Norman, OK, we cater to residents from Norman, Moore, Edmond, and Yukon, OK, and we invite you to visit us at your convenience as well. We look forward to helping you find the best hardwood flooring, so be sure to stop by today to find out more.
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