You can’t tell the difference between solid and engineered hardwood after the floor is installed. But you can see that engineered wood contrasts solid wood when you examine one of the man-made planks. A surface layer of hardwood tops a base made up of plywood layers situated in different directions. Both types of hardwood flooring are available at SunShine Floor Supplies. We have a showroom in Stamford, Connecticut, and a warehouse in Bridgeport.
Because of its makeup, engineered flooring tolerates moisture. That’s just one reason why it can be used in more home areas than solid wood planks. Engineered planks usually click and lock together so the floor can be constructed to float over the subfloor. Therefore, unlike solid wood, the planks can be installed on top of cement, including in the basement.
Prefinished solid hardwood
Like engineered wood, prefinished solid hardwood receives all finishing treatments in the factory. Therefore, the floor can be walked on as soon as all planks have been nailed down. Floors constructed with prefinished planks have a beveled look instead of the flush look associated with unfinished planks.
Unfinished solid hardwood
Raw hardwood can be nailed to a wood subfloor and then finished on-site. This traditional method of installation is still considered to be the best. Boards are installed tightly together and then well sealed. It takes up to a week to sand, stain, seals the floor, and then a second week for the floor to acclimate to its surroundings.
SunShine Floor Supplies boasts a superior installation team that can handle any hardwood flooring job. You can start your wood flooring upgrade by speaking to a project specialist. Our online form makes it easy to request this meeting. We have over 20 years of experience in the flooring industry, and we invite you to take advantage of our expertise in wood floors.