Solid Hardwood Flooring or Engineered Flooring?

Solid hardwood flooring is all real wood. It can be sanded and refinished many times. However, it’s easily changed in humidity, and isn’t recommended for cold rooms. 



Engineered wood flooring is composed of two or more layers of wood

in the form of a plank, the top veneer is always real wood. This gives 

engineered wood excellent stability over time and makes it a good choice for any

area of your home, including cold rooms. However, engineered wood floor can 

only be sand and polished for one or twice based on its nature.



The main characteristics of both types are very common. Solid wood flooring 

usually needs to be site-finished, which means they are not ready to use after 1st 

installation, nailing, sand and polish jobs need to be performed afterwards.

However, engineered wood floor are usually pre-finished, so it will be usually 

ready to use after installation.

As most engineered floors have their patented installation system, 

the installation is very fast. Compared with real wood floors, it 

normally saves you ⅔ of time when you consider sand, polish and 

adjustments that may need to be done.


One more reason to select engineered wood floor is that, we have 

seen products that are water resistant and also engineered wood floor is suitable

for underfloor and radiant heating systems.