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Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Do you want to add new hardwood flooring to your home or office? This significant investment will impact the look and feel of your entire property for years to come. Our flooring professionals can help you choose the right type of hardwood from many available options in our spacious showroom.
Currently about 50 species of wood are used in the manufacturing of flooring. For hundreds of years, solid hardwood flooring has been the choice for people looking for handsome and durable flooring. Whether you prefer engineered hardwood, reclaimed hardwood, or hand-scraped hardwood, expect to pay less for a better quality of flooring, thanks to the buying power of our team of professionals.
Is Hand-Scraped Hardwood Right for You?
The biggest concerns when it comes to choosing the right type of hardwood flooring are your lifestyle and budget. While hardwood in itself is a durable product, the different manufacturing methods create varieties that are stronger and more moisture-resistant. Some of the most popular styles include:
Hand-Scraped Hardwood: Customers most often choose this type of hardwood because it mimics the look of floors made by hand as they would have been before manufacturing. You get the look of an aged floor with the benefits of a durable, modern finish.
Engineered Hardwood: This is made of real wood, but has layers underneath made of different types of wood from the top layer. THe grain of each layer runs in different directions which makes it particularly strong against humidity and temperature.
Reclaimed Hardwood: Perhaps the most distinct and environmentally-friendly type of hardwood flooring because it is flooring made from wood used previously in another project. Some of the woods used in reclaimed hardwood are not like anything available today.
Solid Hardwood: Just as this implies, solid hardwood flooring is pure wood from top to bottom. This is a style that can be sanded and refinished a few times before needing replacement. Also, planks come in various thickness.
Choose the Right Species for Your Reclaimed Hardwood
If you had the choice to invest in a specific style of hardwood, such as reclaimed hardwood, the enxt step is to select the species and look your prefer. Some of the most popular wood species available in reclaimed hardwood are:
- Tasmanian Oak
- Douglas Fir
- Cherry Black
- Brazilian Maple
It might seem overwhelming to select the right species for your flooring because you want to complement your decor and make a choice that will last. Floor color and species makes a big difference in the overall look of your entire home or office. Let us direct you in making the right choice for any and all of your new flooring.
Contact Brewer Carpet One Floor & Home today to get started with the selection process for your new engineered, hand-scarped or solid hardwood flooring. We are proud to serve clients in Edmond, Oklahoma City, Enid, Stillwater, and the surrounding communities.