The difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

Choosing the best hardwood flooring for your needs could depend on knowing the difference between engineered and solid hardwood flooring. Today, we will tell you more about those differences to better understand how one might be better for you than the other, so read along now.

Wood floors offer more variety than you think


Solid hardwood is easily one of the most well-known options in this flooring line, offering stunning visuals, outstanding durability, and a lifespan that averages 100 years or more. Engineered materials, which are natural wood as well, also provide gorgeous visuals and durability you can count on, with a lifespan that often exceeds 30 years or more with proper care.

The most significant difference between the two is that solid wood is, as you might expect, a solid piece of natural wood through and through, while engineered materials consist of a layered plywood backing with a veneer of natural wood on top. Another significant difference is that engineered wood can be installed below grade, while solid wood cannot.

Both materials require an acclimation period that can range from one to three days, and both can be refinished to remove years of wear and abuse. To find out even more about these options and to see which one best fits your need, be sure to visit us today.

We provide outstanding wood flooring


Express Floors To Go is a hardwood flooring company that understands the needs of our customers. What works for you might not work for your neighbor, so it’s good to have options that cater to your specific requirements, no matter how large or small your project.

From our showroom in San Diego, CA, we cater to residents from Oceanside, Clairemont, Mesa, La Jolla, Chula Vista, and Santee. We invite you to visit us at your convenience. We look forward to helping you find the best wood flooring for every room.