Solid and Engineered Hardwood

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Hardwood Flooring Options

You have decided you want a hardwood floor, now the next step is choosing the type of hardwood floor you want. You have two different options when it comes to hardwood types, solid hardwood and engineered. B&S Carpet One Floor & Home in Opelousas is your go-to retailer when it comes to hardwood floors because we have not only the best brands but also the best quality and knowledge to back our floors.

Engineered hardwood has the look of solid hardwood, but also has extra support and stability. Although solid wood is uniform, engineered hardwood is made up of three to seven layers of real wood. Both look the same since the top layer of engineered flooring is a piece of premium wood.

Engineered hardwood is more stable than solid wood because the layers are laid cross-directionally and pressed together. This construction causes the wood grains to run in opposite directions and offsets woods natural tendency to expand or retract. With this, engineered wood is good for above, below, and on ground areas and can handle changing seasons, but is still not suitable in areas with moisture. Because if it’s construction though, it resistant moisture better than solid hardwood and will not buckle due to changes in weather.

Because of its multiple layers, engineered wood cannot be refinished over and over again like solid wood, and can only be done once or twice in its lifetime.

The best rooms in your home to install engineered hardwood include high traffic area like hallways, but you can also install them in kitchens and bed rooms.

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