We've had decades of research and development into synthetic flooring materials, carpeting, tiles, vinyl and linoleum, and yet, for so many homeowners, nothing will do but hardwood flooring. It may have to do with the warmth that the flooring provides. Very few flooring options are as homey and inviting as hardwood. The appearance is stylish without being showy, nostalgic without looking dated, and versatile enough to match any decor, from a rustic cabin in the woods to an upscale apartment in the city.
Not to mention, you have a wide range of styles from which to choose when selecting hardwood flooring, from walnut to pine and oak. Additionally, every single piece of flooring is unique in that no two trees grow with the exact same wood grain and pattern. In this sense, your hardwood floor will be the only one of its type in the world!
When selecting flooring, you can choose between solid and engineered hardwood. The main difference between the two is that engineered hardwood is built from three to seven layers of material for greater dimensional stability, whereas solid flooring is made of a single strip of wood from a single source. Each certainly has its own advantages. For instance, while it is not as dimensionally stable as engineered hardwood, solid hardwood can be refinished more times.
Both engineered and solid hardwood are available in strip, plank, or parquet, and even though the constructions are different, both hardwood types have the same appearance. Be sure to visit Parkland Carpet One in Regina, SK to check out hardwood’s time-tested beauty first hand.