Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Floors 2017-11-22T21:56:47+00:00
engineered vs. solid hardwood floors

Most people believe that engineered floors are lesser product when compared to solid wood floors. While that is true of most engineered floors made in the past or made by those who cut corners, that is not true for our company. We shape both our engineered and solid wood floors out of rough lumber that has been cut from salvaged timbers. One board of lumber can make either 1 solid wood flooring plank or 3 engineered wood flooring planks. The advantages of engineered wood floors are that they can be re-sanded multiple times, they have less movement and added stability, they can be installed with glue or nails or on wood or concrete, they have made from a live sawn cut not a rotary cut, and they can be installed above or below grade.

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ENGINEERED

  • 5/8″ total product thickness.
  • Widths from 3″-10″ (random widths available).
  • Lengths up to 10′ (avg. >6′).
  • Natural millrun grade.
  • 4.5 mm sawn lumber wear layer.
  • CARB 2 certified.
  • 9 plu baltic birch substrate.
  • Precision T&G side profile.
  • All natural wood character is epoxy filled.
engineered vs. solid diagram

SOLID

  • 3/4″ total product thickness.
  • Widths from 3″-10″ (random widths available).
  • Lengths up to 10′ (avg. > 6′).
  • Precision T&G side profile.
ADVANTAGES OF ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORS
  1. Can be re-sanded multiple times.
  2. Less movement and added stability.
  3. Can be installed with glue or nails.
  4. Can be installed on wood or concrete.
  5. Live sawn cut not rotary cut.
  6. Installed above or below grade.