Hardwood vs Engineered Flooring?
Hardwood floors, engineered or solid, will add warmth and value to your home here in Maryland. They are available in a variety of product types. There’s solid and engineered which makes them both appealing flooring options based on the use and look of the room.
Why buy solid wood flooring?
It’s environmentally friendly and can be sanded and refinished over the years. So if you change your décor after a few years, you can easily incorporate a change of the flooring color/stain. It also provides uniqueness because of its different grain patterns. Hardwood floors can last a lifetime as long as they’re properly maintained. Typically, they’re recommended for living/family rooms and bedrooms.
Why buy engineered wood flooring?
Engineered is more stable than solid because of the way it’s constructed. You can get the same plank sizes and species as hardwood. They’re a better solution for the kitchen if you want the look and warmth of wood.
Generally speaking, you don’t necessarily want your floors to “match” your furniture. It’s better to have them coordinate. When selecting a color and/or species of wood, it’s important to keep in mind that typically the lighter and softer woods will get darker with age. Another design option is to have planks in varying lengths and widths. The 5” wide plank is more popular with home owners currently. Also, when you do the larger planks, you help to make your space feel larger than it actually is. Who doesn’t want to have a room feel more spacious!
Come visit us at The Vertical Connection Carpet One here in Columbia, Maryland where one of our knowledgeable advisers can help you to choose the best solution for your space.