Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood 

If you are looking for new hardwood flooring, look no further than Fox Floors Carpet One Floor & Home. Our staff is professionally trained and can help you find the right type of hardwood floor for your home. We carry a large variety of hardwood species such as oak, hickory, maple, exotics, and more. When you shop with us you will have several options to choose from including solid and engineered hardwood.

Below, Jim Aaron explains the difference between solid and engineered hardwood.

Benefits of Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood is made from a simple construction, a single plank of lumber. Most solid hardwood floors can be refinished multiple times. Refinishing solid hardwood floors is good for a few reasons, including being able to buff imperfections as well as applying a new finish to the floor. Our flooring experts can help you evaluate which solid hardwood would best suit your needs.

Solid hardwood characteristics are hard to recreate, making this flooring truly unique. When installing solid hardwood, make sure you keep it in areas that are dry and cool, such as your bedroom, living room, even a home office space.

What is Engineered Hardwood?

Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood is made up of multiple layers, which are laid cross-grained and compressed. This type of construction gives the planks more stability, and counteracts woods natural tendency to expand and contract with changes in humidity. Ask our flooring professionals if engineered hardwood is right for your next flooring project. To see our solid and engineered hardwood collection, visit our showroom in Staten Island, NY. We offer a large selection of flooring options, and we want you to make the best decision for your home. Contact us to speak with one of our flooring consultants.

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