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Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

What is the Best Type of Hardwood for You?

If you're considering a hardwood flooring installation, your first step should always be one of research and education. While hardwood's appeal is undeniable, a decision to install this flooring favorite should never be made on the fly. Understanding your various hardwood options and how they work will go a long way in ensuring your ultimate success.


At Rich's Carpet One Floor & Home of Hamilton Township, NJ, our mission is for every hardwood installation to prove an ongoing success. With our expansive inventory of solid and engineered hardwood flooring, we can't wait to show you your many options while educating you on how each product functions.


Benefits of Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood flooring has a long tradition of beautifying our homes. Made from single, solid planks of hardwood, solid flooring is meant for infinite refinishing. It adds instant value to your space. But not so fast: solid hardwood has some limitations. It requires careful attention to humidity and cannot be installed below grade. Solid hardwood fares best in quiet, dry rooms with careful attention to relative humidity levels.


Benefits of Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood flooring is a more modern take on the beloved classic. Crafted using up to seven layers of natural wood and resin, engineered hardwood is denser and more forgiving. It won't readily warp or buckle and can even be installed below grade. If you happen to have a very active home, a new pet, or small children – or need an affordable alternative to solid hardwood- consider an engineered hardwood product.


Want to learn more about solid and engineered hardwood flooring? Please visit us today at 825 Route 33 Block Plaza in Hamilton Township, NJ.



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