Decorate Your Home with Solid or Engineered Wood Flooring

Wood flooring has become most popular in the recent few years. New technology and advancement in flooring has played important role in this popularity. This advancement made it possible to have wood flooring in anywhere in your home. Where ever you want to put or how you want to decorate your home with wood flooring you can choose from different types of flooring and use different mechanisms.

Upon your choice you can determine from two different types of flooring available in the present market. Solid wood flooring and more flexible to use engineered wood flooring. The types of flooring you will choose and use mostly depends on the placement and way of using.

Solid wood flooring stands exactly with the names, a solid piece of wood from top to the bottom though the thickness can vary. If you want you can use any thickness of your choice but normally solid wood flooring ranges from ¾’’ to 5/16’’. In present market engineered flooring is more popular then solid wood flooring. Solid wood flooring also comes handy with many benefits remarkable one is it can be refinished and sanded many times. On above or on a grade solid wood flooring can be installed.

On the other hand market leading engineered wood floors are real wood floors. Using three to nine layers of different wood veneers engineered wood floors are manufactured. In the sub layers, same types of wood or different types of wood can be used. In engineered wood flooring, grain of each layer runs in different directions. It gives the opportunity to expand or contract less in humidity and temperature which makes it very stable. In the top layer high quality woods are used. It cannot be refinished or sanded many times like solid wood flooring. Engineered wood flooring can be used above, on or below grade.