Nothing adds instant elegance to a room more than hardwood floors. From rich, chocolate-hued solid oaks planks, to rustic and timeless walnut, there isn’t a species of wood that can’t convey the look you want for your home. When properly installed and maintained, these floors can last decades. If you are thinking about giving your home a hardwood-floor makeover, then it’s important to know what is involved and the difference between engineered and solid planks.

Solid Hardwood Floor vs Engineered Wood Floor

Solid hardwood flooring is made entirely of wood and usually comes in 5/8 to 3/4-inch-thick planks. Because it is solid, it can be sanded and refinished many times. However, if you have rooms susceptible to moisture or humidity, such as a basement or bathroom, your flooring may get water damaged or warp. Still, the durability and look of a solid hardwood floor is worth the cost for many homeowners.

Engineered hard wood floors are made of wood-veneer glued to a core of plywood or several layers of wood. While many engineered floors can be sanded numerous times, like solid hardwood floor, they are more resistant to humidity damage and are usually an excellent choice for almost any room in your home, including below-grade basements. Whatever route you choose, solid or engineered, our professional team has years of installing both in a variety of rooms, including stairs.

Hardwood Floor Care

Hardwood floors are supposed to last a lifetime, but if you don’t properly care for them, they may not last more than few years. If your existing hardwood floor has damage, it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. Even a little water damage now, can become worse over time, making a once small issue a major one. Our team at Glamour Flooring has years of experience repairing all types of hardwood floors. From solid teak flooring to engineered floors, we can take care of those small issues before they become big issues. We also carry a line of low-cost hardwood flooring options, so that exquisite look doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. And if you’ve had significant damage to your home’s floor, we also estimate hardwood floor repairs for insurance claims.

Call Glamour Flooring Today

Take a look at your floor. Could it use a little TLC? A simple re-sand or refinishing of your hardwood floor will instantly add new life. Our team also does hardwood floor maintenance so you can avoid those large problems later on by doing some cosmetic touches. If you are going to be put in the money or have already put in the money for a hardwood floor, you need to ensure that your investment will last. Reach out to Glamour Flooring today and let us take a look at your flooring needs.