There are hordes of flooring options in the market these days. Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular and if you have gone as far as choosing between the solid type of the engineered kind, then you are deep into picking the right kind of material for your wooden flooring. Solid vs.  tiles engineered wood flooring choices has been around for so long, ever-competing for homeowners’ attention. Knowing the pros and cons for each one should help you get the biggest return for your investment.

First, the solid hardwood – this is often ¾ of an inch thick and has been milled from just one piece of wood. This hardwood’s thickness means it can be sanded down then refinished many times throughout the furniture’s life.

Since solid hardwood is made of just one piece of wood, it is probable that the changes in humidity levels can cause the wood to expand or contract. In the long run, this can also lead to warping. So you won’t have to worry about this issue, make sure to put solid hardwood furniture inside rooms that are not exposed to the elements or humidity such as basements, bathrooms and kitchens.

Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, usually has three to five layers of wood that have been bonded together with the use of pressure and heat. This kind of wood tends to cost less than the solid hardwood type since the only layer that need to have a hundred-percent hardwood is the top one. The bottom layers are already engineered pieces. The more layers that an engineered hardwood has, then more times that it can be refinished.