Hardwood flooring installation in a Georgetown, KY home

Two significant differences in wood flooring types

Engineered wood floors are genuine wood and have a similar look on the surface as solid since the top consists of a slab of species, whether hickory, mahogany, cherry, or the trending light hardwood flooring types such as oak, maple, or ash.

Like solid, they add value to a property and can also be refinished. We hope to see you in our showroom when you’re shopping for engineered wood floors in Georgetown, KY.

Construction differences

Solid is just as it sounds: one thickness throughout the plank. Engineered, however, is layered. Underneath the top layer (often referred to as the "veneer layer) are three or more layers of authentic wood combined with a bit of resin. The layers are then placed in a crosswise position, making them stable and giving them a better ability to handle water.

As a result, engineered wood floors can be installed in some higher-than-normal moisture areas. It is also taking a significant share of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to people who want beauty but have a practical bent.

Installation: another big difference

Solid is always the traditional tongue and groove with nail down, but engineered wood can be either glued, nailed, or installed as a floating floor. A floating floor means that pieces click together and mat and then hover over the subfloor without nails or glue. It's fast, uncomplicated and less expensive.

These floors are usually prefinished at the factory, which means no mess or clean up, a timing advantage because you'll know what you're getting and can start the coordination process even before the floors arrive.

At Oser Paint & Flooring, we carry well-known brands like Mohawk, Ultra Wood Plus, and Ultra Wood Select, and we can help you find the best hardwood flooring for your home. So come into our showroom in Georgetown, KY, to learn more and get a quote, especially if you live in Georgetown, Lexington, Paris, and Cynthiana.
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