Wood floors in Amarillo, TX from Gowdy Flooring

What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

Deciding to purchase hardwood flooring for your home is an excellent decision, no matter how large or small the project. However, you might be left wondering about the difference between solid and engineered hardwood, which is better for your home and requirements.

Great wood floors and more

There are several differences between wood floors and engineered wood flooring. One of the most important is installing engineered wood in below-grade spaces where solid wood is never a good choice.

Engineered wood can be placed in these areas because it offers excellent performance in damp, humid areas that experience frequent temperature changes, with little to no ill effects. They will look and perform just as well in these circumstances as in any other.

Solid wood offers a lifespan that can exceed 100 years with proper maintenance, while engineered floors usually last an average of 30 years. Refinishing when necessary will add decades to the lifespan of your flooring, so be sure to ask about all the details.

You can expect plenty of options in species, stain color, and finish type with engineered wood. However, solid wood offers more choices in each, which can bear on your final decision.

Be sure to speak with your flooring professional about your specific requirements. You’re likely to find that one of these products will serve you better than the other.

We provide wood floors, services, and information

Gowdy Flooring is dedicated to all our customers' complete satisfaction, no matter what type of flooring you need. Our associates are prepared to assist you from start to finish, offering the best experience in flooring.

From our showroom in Amarillo, TX, we proudly serve the areas of Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, Borger, and Hereford, TX, and would love to help you with your flooring needs as well. When you need great hardwood in Amarillo and all the information to go with it, visit us at your convenience.