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Hardwood is the wood that comprises of tighter grains and can be used for furniture and flooring purposes. Its durability is higher as compared to softwood and can offer a long lasting option for a wide range of wood-based requirements. Hardwood flooring can revamp the look of your house with its sparkling and ravishing feel. Read For More information - – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Difference Between Solid & Engineered Hardwood Flooring


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Difference between Solid Engineered Hardwood
Flooring
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Introduction
Hardwood is the wood that comprises of tighter
grains and can be used for furniture and flooring
purposes. Its durability is higher as compared to
softwood and can offer a long lasting option for
a wide range of wood-based requirements. Hardwood
flooring can revamp the look of your house with
its sparkling and ravishing feel. Solid and
Engineered hardwoods are hard to differentiate
once installed as flooring but they are poles
apart in terms of their composition and usage.
Solid and Engineered hardwood flooring choice
depends on individual preference and specific
requirement. There is some key differentiation
between solid and engineered hardwood. Foremost
divergence comes in the construction of the
planks. Understanding their pros and cons may
help Utah people make an informed decision about
their flooring needs.
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Solid Hardwood floors
The solid hardwood floors are made up of solid
wood planks that comprise of ¾ to a 1-inch thick
single piece of wood. Its thickness offers the
flexibility for refinishing the floor as many
times as desired. To enhance the lifetime beauty
of your home and get the value for your money to
choose reliable hardwood flooring company in your
area. Some of the benefits of solid hardwood are-
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Design Options
  • Brighten up your living space with various design
    options in solid hardwood such as traditional
    wood, hand scrapped wood and on-trend solid
    hardwoods. These are single sold pieces that come
    in different color and designs. Utah people must
    select the option that blends well with their
    house decor.

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Durability
During a lifetime, solid wood can be sanded up
and refinished multiple times due to its solid
nature. Species like hickory and oak are dent and
wear resistant. It has a charismatic and timeless
appeal.
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Installation
  • It is a durable flooring choice, as a result, it
    can be installed in a living room, bedroom,
    kitchen and dining rooms of the first and second
    floor of the house. These floors can be
    effortlessly installed in your house with the
    help of nails. Tongue and groove fitting
    installation method is used in solid hardwoods.

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Precautions while using solid hardwood
Solid hardwood can easily expand and shrink due
to the moisture and humidity inside the house.
Enough space must be left while installing for
expansion and contraction. Solid hardwood and
water do not go together hence it cannot be used
for bathrooms.
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Engineered Hardwood Floor
It is made up of multiple layers of wood that are
stuck together with an adhesive under intense
pressure and heat. The surface layer is known as
wear layer that we see on top after fitting. Top
layer comes in various options and is 100 pure
wood. Middle layers are made up of 5-7 plywood
layers. It is a cost-effective option that is
more resilient to humidity and temperature
changes. Engineered hardwoods have their own
benefits such as-
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It has a wide range of design options that
comprises of traditional and custom-made designs.
Handcrafted tool markings are also available and
some woods have a multi-color tone to it. It can
also be used for subfloor designs. It varies in
plank sizes, species, styles, finishes, and
colors. That provides customization option to
Utah people, who wish to use engineered hardwood
for flooring option. It can also be refinished
and sanded a couple of times in a decade.
Design Options
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Installation
Engineered hardwood is easy and quick to install.
It acts as a substitute to places where solid
hardwood cannot be installed like on top of
concrete floors or in the basement. It can be
installed with the help of processes like
floating, glue and stapling. Click system
engineered hardwoods are easier to install. If
the top layer is thick it makes refinishing much
viable.
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Durability
Engineered hardwood is less affected by humidity
and moisture, making it a better choice for Utah
people who face extreme weather conditions. It
can handle moisture levels of basement better
than solid hardwood.
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Conclusion
Both these wood options have their pros and cons
and one can choose the best option by doing some
homework on both variants. Do proper installation
and maintenance of your flooring by following the
manufacturers instructions or by consulting the
specialist.
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