What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

Wood floors offer many advantages and benefits, whether you choose engineered or solid hardwood
flooring. But what is the difference between the two?

In today's post, we will address that question to give you the answers you need. So follow along with us
here to find out more.

Which wood flooring is best for you?

Several differences between solid and engineered hardwood can make one better for you than the
other. Consider these facts as you search for the perfect floors for your home.

• Solid wood features a through-body wood makeup, while engineered products are plywood layers
topped with a natural wood veneer.

• Solid wood cannot be installed below grade, but engineered wood makes a great alternative in this

• If you prefer a faster installation, engineered is preferred over solid wood.

• Engineered wood floors can be floated, but solid materials must be attached securely.

Both materials must be acclimated before installation, and both can be refinished when wear begins to
show. You can also customize each hardwood with a specific species, color, grade, format, and
installation procedure, to name a few.

When you’re ready to find out even more about your new wood floors, be sure to visit us at your
convenience. We look forward to helping you find the perfect options.

Choose our showroom for your wood flooring

Finding the perfect hardwood flooring company is easy when you visit PG Flooring. We dedicate
ourselves to ensuring the best possible experience for our customers, from product selection through
installation and beyond.

From our showroom in the Pacific Northwest, we service Portland, Bend, Springfield, Medford, Salem,
Eugene, OR, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Kennewick, WA, and Boise, ID, and we would love to work with you
too. So be sure to visit us any time for wood flooring you're sure to love and appreciate for years to