Each solid hardwood board is approximately a ¾-in piece of wood. The thickness of solid hardwood allows it to be sanded and refinished over and over as long as it remains in the home.
Engineered hardwood is also made from genuine wood. It gives a home an updated feel and look. A hardwood veneer is affixed to the core of engineered hardwood. The base is made of plywood or hardwood. It is more heat and moisture resistant than solid hardwood.
As temperature and humidity levels in the home change, solid hardwood reacts by expanding and contracting. Solid hardwood is recommended only for rooms at or above ground level. The engineered hardwood construction is less likely to react, gap, or buckle as temperature and humidity fluctuate. It can be used in any room of the home.
Bell's Carpets & Floors discusses the benefits of solid and engineered hardwood with customers from Clayton, Zebulon, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Garner, Cary, and Raleigh when they visit our Raleigh, NC showroom. We know our customers want and deserve the hardwood that fits their lifestyle, taste, and budget.