When it comes to hardwood floors, this is what you should contemplate:
- What room or rooms is the wood going into? Ground level? Second story?
- What is the subfloor made of? Concrete? Plywood? Particleboard?
- How much traffic does your home see? Do you have children and pets? How many visitors do you entertain in a week, month, and year?
- What style is your home? Modern? Traditional?
- What matters to you? Price? Appearance? Sustainability?
Solid wood and engineered wood are the options that exist. When you think of hardwood, what comes to mind? Is it the thickness of the boards or the solidness of the planks? Engineered wood looks differently.
It consists of a veneer layers that sits atop a core of plywood. It’s better for dealing with moisture and concrete slab subfloors. However your floor is constructed, dictates what kind of wood you use for your floors.
Hardwood floors look great but require regular cleaning and polishing to stay nice. Follow the advice listed above when selecting wood for your home. Darker hardwood floors show less wear and tear which makes them perfect for high traffic areas such as living rooms, dining rooms, and hallways. Lighter floors are better for single people and couples without children and pets.