With the introduction in the past ten to fifteen years of durable finishes that are easy to repair, hardwood floors can last for decades. Throughout the centuries, hardwood flooring has been a durable, design friendly and long lasting flooring of choice for the consumers.
Coziness and Warmth of Hardwood Flooring
In comparison to laminate, customers will often reflect on hardwood flooring being more pleasant and warm to walk on which comes from the natural make up of wood. Wood floors are an excellent insulator, thanks to its thousands of tiny air chambers per cubic inch, which hold in heat.
Got allergies? Hardwood floors do not provide any place for pollen, animal dander, mold, etc. to hide and thrive. Hardwood flooring is an excellent choice for anyone with any kind of environmental allergies.
Hardwood Flooring is just that – a solid piece of wood from inside out. Solid hardwood flooring comes from milled solid lumber and is available in unfinished or pre-finished forms. Unfinished solid wood floors need to be sanded on-site and finished after installation. Pre-finished solid wood floors are installation ready and do not require additional preparation.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring is manufactured with a real wood surface and several layers of different laminate or wood veneers. Unlike Hardwood Flooring, engineered flooring is moisture-resistant and suitable for basements. Both solid and engineered hardwood flooring are durable and long-lasting but engineered flooring is exceptionally strong thanks to its laminated layers.