Solid Wood vs. Engineered Wood Comparison Guide

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Solid wood flooring, as the name suggests, is made of solid wood throughout its thickness. It usually made of a hardwood species, such as oak, maple, or walnut, and its major advantage is that it can be sanded and refinished many times over the course of its lifespan. Engineered wood flooring looks very similar on the surface, but it is made from a relatively thin layer of hardwood bonded over a substrate of high-quality plywood. Engineered flooring is somewhat less expensive than solid hardwood, but most types can be sanded and refinished only once since the surface hardwood layer is relatively thin. There is no clear advantage to one form of wood flooring over the other; your choice depends on how much you value the relative merits of each.

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Original Article Source Credits:   The Spruce ,https://www.thespruce.com/

Article Written By:  Lee Wallender

Original Article Posted on:  01/12/21

Link to Original Article:  https://www.thespruce.com/engineered-hardwood-vs-solid-flooring-1821677

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