For centuries, hardwood flooring have been adorning magnificent houses throughout the deep-south to elegant houses of kings and queens. Known for durability and general beauty, hardwood floors have gained popularity over the years, quickly becoming the option into floors of floors on a traditionally installed carpet due to the low maintenance of wood floors and the beauty that is inside. With numerous selections of available wood floors, consumers are often confused about the composition of wood floors, resulting in the purchase of a floor that does not fit into an assigned budget or installation not designed for the planned use.
To date, there are two basic types of wood floors, solid wood, and engineering wood. With many variations of available wood floors, choosing the correct wooden floor can be, at best, confusing and frustrating. While the terminology associated with “hard wood”, often results in the purchase of a floor that does not fit the assigned budget guidelines or installation limitations to which the floor is intended, not all wood floors hard are in fact; “Natural hard wood”. The purchase and installation of a wooden floor not designed for a specific purpose will often lead to replacement and loss of previously applied fund expenses.
The “solid” wood floors are traditionally cut from a trunk in a table without ending with tongue and groove on all sides. From 5/16 “to ¾” in thickness, the “solid” floors are usually available in several widths and lengths. Due to the sensitivity of “solid” hardwood to humidity, natural solid wood floors are normally installed at soil or higher level. The natural beauty of wood grains found in solid hardwoods is attractive and attractive with finishes that can be completed after home installation or the factory finished with a default choice of unlimited finishes to select.
The “solid” wood floor is how one can wait for the most expensive of all wooden floor selections. It is not uncommon for “solid” wood floors to exceed two or three times the cost of other floor selections and, in most cases, it is beyond the reach of those in restricted budget guidelines.
Engineering floors are very similar to “solid” floors and in most cases, they are not easily distinguished from natural hardwood when installed correctly. The designed wood floors are made up of multiple layers of plywood substrate with an upper real hardwood layer. With varying degrees of the plywood substrate of two to ten layers (layers of plywood); Engineering floors are less expensive than natural hardwood surfaces while providing beauty and elegance to any inside room.
Often called wooden laminated floors, engineering wood floors are available in a variety of specifications, each designed to coincide with a private room of the house. Considered that it is stronger than natural wood floors, engineering wood floors offer the owner the installation option directly on the concrete where the natural wood floor is not recommended. With the multiple layers of hardwood pressed and stuck in opposite directions, under extreme pressures, the dimensional stability of engineering wood floors is a higher product for installation on floors without even, transferring an opaque and inefficient room with a room character.
The cost of hard engineering wood floors is based on the thickness of the substrate or the layers of plywood material that comprise the general composition and the selection of the finished upper layer.
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