Hardwood Vs. Engineered Wood Vs. Composite Wood?
Solid wood is a solid piece of wood cut from tree, whereas engineered wood is comprised of multiple layers of wood adhered together at opposing directions to counter-act the effects of contraction and expansion. This is why engineered wood floors are able to boast longer and wider widths compared to solid, which is limited to smaller formats to remain dimensionally stable, and why engineered wood is best suited for the majority of end users in the U.S.
Composite wood flooring on the other hand, is a good flooring option that uses real wood engineered with special properties such as moisture resistance and high durability. Composite wood flooring can be much easier to install than traditional hardwood flooring and also may not require the same climate acclimation time that real wood requires.
At San Diego Marble & Tile, we can help you select the wood flooring option that would best suit you, your home and your project requirements – let us help you on your journey!