What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?
The three types of hardwood flooring, unfinished and prefinished solid hardwood, and engineered wood look the same when they are installed in your home. Durability is determined more by the hardness of the wood than by whether you choose solid or engineered wood. Each type of wood floor covering is available in many domestic and exotic wood species. Folks who live in the Nashville, Tennessee area can find trendy wood flooring at L&L Flooring Company.
Most homeowners choose planks that are finished in the factory. But traditional raw wood installed in the home and finished on-site is still considered superior. Planks are placed tightly together and then well sealed. This type of installation is particularly desirable for kitchens. The floor has a flush look, while a floor constructed with prefinished planks has a beveled look. All solid wood flooring is nailed to a wood subfloor.
Engineered wood expands homeowners' flooring options. The surface hardwood layer hides the plywood base underneath it. This base comprises many layers of plywood that are situated in different directions. Because of this makeup, engineered wood tolerates moisture. This floor covering is more versatile than solid wood because planks are usually designed for floating floor installation. Planks connect and need no attachment to a subfloor, which means engineered floors can be laid over a cement slab or existing hard surface floor.
Locally-owned L&L Flooring Company provides a large selection of hardwood flooring by premium companies like Mannington and DuChateau. We install this flooring in homes and businesses and offer hardwood refinishing, design consultation, and free estimates. We bring these products and services to the Middle Tennessee area. Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, and Spring Hill are some of the communities in this region. You can shop for flooring at our showroom in Nashville, or our mobile showroom can come to your home.