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Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood Floors in Washington Metropolitan Area

High quality hardwood flooring can add character and beauty to any room in your home. While both engineered and solid hardwood floors are made from natural, real wood, there are some differences in their configuration. What’s the biggest difference? Engineered wood floors are made from multiple, bonded layers, while solid hardwoods consist of a single slab of wood.

Read on to learn more and find out which type of hardwood flooring is the best option for your Maryland, Virginia, or DC area home!

What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

Engineered hardwood is a multipurpose, durable flooring option that can be installed in just about any area of your home. This sleek material is sure to give your home an updated look and feel for years to come without warping. Unlike solid wood flooring, engineered flooring is made from multiple pieces, consisting of 3 – 12 thin layers of wood. Each wood layer is placed in a different direction and then bonded together using heat and pressure. This bond creates a very strong piece of wood that is more resistant to moisture and heat compared to solid hardwood. Contact our team at Elegant Floor Services to request samples of this long lasting hardwood.

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What is Solid Hardwood Flooring?

Just as the name itself describes, this flooring material is made from a single layer of solid wood. Each board of hardwood is about 3/4 of an inch thick so that it can be sanded down and refinished multiple times. Unlike engineered wood, solid hardwood expands and contracts in reaction to changes in the environment such as moisture and temperature. This feature makes solid wood ideal for environments with low moisture and humidity. To prevent extreme movement between solid wood boards, this type of flooring is only recommended for rooms at ground level or above (meaning no basements).

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Hardwood Flooring Installation in the DMV Area

Our team of professionals can help bring your flooring back to life in no time with our hardwood floor repair, refinishing, restoration, and new installation services. Don’t let your outdated floors keep you from inviting guests into your Maryland, Washington, DC, or Virginia home. With hardwood floor services from Elegant Floor Service, you will want to show off your floors to everyone you know! If you are interested in learning more about hardwood flooring options, call Elegant Floor Service today at 800-417-3172.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to schedule hardwood floor installation in the DC metropolitan area!

We offer the following hardwood floor services throughout Maryland, DC, and Virginia:

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Elegant Floor Services
2322 Montgomery St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: (301)-608-0818 Fax: (301) 608-9014

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