Long-lasting luxury and beauty from hardwood flooring
Solid and Engineered Hardwood
You probably know by now that hardwood is a tremendous option for flooring. Hardwood has a natural beauty that exudes warmth and character, and it even adds a certain personality to your room. At the same time, hardwood is extremely durable and long-lasting, and when finished, it is relatively easy to maintain and clean. There are two main hardwood types available: solid wood and engineered wood. Both types offer unique benefits, so it’s often difficult to choose the right one for your room and room design. Fortunately for you, we at Carpet One Billings have years and years of hardwood experience, so we’re here to help!
Solid hardwood flooring is the more traditional and more popular hardwood option. It is made from strips of genuine wood and nothing else; there is no special layering of different wood types or other materials. As a result, solid hardwood is never uniform, since the strips of wood all have unique grains, patterns, and even shades. So, if you want a truly one-of-a-kind floor, then solid hardwood is the best option.
Engineered hardwood is made only from wood, but it is not made from uniform strips. Instead, engineered hardwood is made of three to seven layers of wood that are cross-directionally pressed together with a top layer of premium hardwood.
Because of its unique construction, engineered hardwood is actually more dimensionally stable than solid hardwood. The layers of wood, since they run in different directions, counteract wood’s natural tendency to expand. Consequently, engineered hardwood is suitable in humid climates, below ground, and sometimes even in rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Visit our Billings, VT showroom to learn even more about solid and engineered hardwood. We proudly serve customers within a 500 mile radius of our stores! Our experts will help you make the perfect selection to accommodate the design you have in mind. We carry specialty brands such as National Hardwood, Hallmark Hardwood, Anderson, and Cascade.