Solid is usually ¾-inch thick, and it is one thickness throughout. Engineered is layered, and that construction makes it stable and better able to handle water. Engineered's top layer is a slab of your species-of-choice, whether it be oak, maple, hickory, or ash, among others, giving the floor undertones and characteristics like knots, raised grains, and swirls.
Underneath are three or more layered of genuine wood, combined with resin and placed in a crosswise position. As a result, it can be installed in some areas where solid isn't recommended, and it can also be refinished and will add value to a property. Engineered's thickness ranges from ⅜-inch to ½ inch, and that number determines the number of times the floor can be refinished.
Hardwood doesn't all have the same strength levels. Some of the hardest domestic species (harvested within North America) are hickory, pecan, maple, and white and red oak. Exotic species ( harvested in locales like Brazil, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and Africa) and are always very hard. For more information, look at the Janka Scale of Hardness.
Here's a tip: You can make your room look bigger with wood floors if you choose one like a wire-brushed herringbone pattern. This hardwood flooring gives the feeling of movement, which, in turn, makes the room look bigger. To learn more about our residential and commercial installations, and get a free hardwood flooring quote, visit the Flooring Atlanta showroom
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