Hardwood or Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood and Engineered Wood Budget Costs

The main component in deciding between any products is always going to be cost. Hardwood is typically more expensive than engineered wood, but it can add value to your home. Engineered wood is less expensive and may be a better option if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option. Let’s briefly talk about the two flooring styles.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are made of solid wood and can last for decades with proper care. Hardwood floors can be sanded and refinished multiple times, allowing you to change the color or style of your floors over time. Hardwood floors are also easy to clean and maintain. However, hardwood floors are susceptible to scratches, dents, and water damage. Hardwood floors also require regular cleaning and care to prevent fading and wear.

Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood floors are made of a plywood or HDF core with a layer of hardwood veneer on top. Engineered wood floors can only be refinished a few times before the wear and tear become too visible. However, engineered wood floors are more stable and resistant to moisture and temperature changes. Engineered wood floors come in a limited number of colors and styles, but they are easy to clean and require less maintenance than hardwood floors.

Deciding Between Hardwood or Engineered Wood Flooring

Lets take a quick quiz to find out if hardwood or engineered wood flooring is right for you:

  1. Do you want a budget-friendly option?
  2. Is easy maintenance a priority for you?
  3. Do you like the look of hardwood floors?
  4. Do you mind if your floors show wear and tear over time?
  5. Do you live in an area with high humidity or temperature changes?

If you answered “yes” to most of the above questions, engineered wood flooring may be a better option for you. If you answered “no” to all or most of the above questions, hardwood flooring may be a better option. 

If you are still uncertain about which flooring style to get, give All American Flooring a call, and our experts can find the perfect option suitable for you. We also offer vinyl flooring, tile flooring, and even carpet flooring options!

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