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Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

What is the Best Type of Hardwood for You?

Hardwood flooring is captivating, elegant, and enduring, but choosing the right hardwood product is often easier said than done. As the seasons shift and climates fluctuate, it's crucial to ensure your flooring is up to the challenges. While solid and engineered hardwoods look alike, there are some definite distinctions to bear in mind.


We want every hardwood installation to be successful at Will's Carpet One Floor & Home of Batavia, NY. With our expansive inventory of solid and engineered hardwoods, we're the region's top source for all types of hardwood needs. We proudly serve clients throughout Churchville and Scottsville, NY, and those within Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. Here's what you need to know if you're planning a hardwood installation.



Benefits of Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood flooring is a traditionalist's favorite, with every plank carved from a single hunk of natural wood. Your floor's surface is finished with a sturdy treatment to manage regular scuffs and scratches. Most solid hardwoods are meant to be refinished repeatedly as the years pass. Solid hardwood fares best in quiet, dry spaces set on or above grade.



Benefits of Engineered Hardwood

Nowadays, engineered hardwood is the preferred way to enjoy this fantastic flooring medium. Engineered planks are manufactured using layers of natural woods, which are compressed in sturdy cross-grains. This type of hardwood is much, much less likely to shrink or expand when moistened. It's a sturdier flooring, overall, and significantly less affordable. Your engineered hardwood can be installed below, on, and above ground. One of the latest innovations in engineered hardwood is products reinforced for 100% waterproofing abilities. Hydrotek is one such brand.


Would you like to find out more about our many solid and engineered hardwood options? Please visit us soon at 651 East Main Street in Batavia, NY, or call us today.

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