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What Are Differences Between Hardwood and Engineered Flooring?

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What Are Differences Between Hardwood and Engineered Flooring?

Practical flooring is roughly divided into solid wood flooring, laminated wood flooring, and solid wood composite flooring commonly used for home decoration. There are also bamboo and wood floors, high anti-corrosion floors, plastic floors, and antistatic floors that are commonly used with outdoor terraces. In this article, we mainly discuss the difference between hardwood flooring and engineered floors.

Hardwood floors must not be confused with engineered floors. Although wood is the main component in both cases, there are significant differences between the two. No ingredients are added to hardwood floors. The engineered wood flooring is composed of pure hardwood and plywood. Both materials are present in alternating layers. Usually, only the top of the engineered floor is made of actual hardwood, while the interior is filled with cheap imitations.

Another difference between these two types of flooring is the price. Hardwood flooring has a relatively hard material, a meticulous wood fiber structure, low thermal conductivity, and has the effect of blocking sound and heat. Such floors on the market include oak hardwood flooring, red oak hardwood flooring and acacia engineered hardwood.

Pure hardwood flooring has always been kept at a higher price, and families with tight budgets have to weigh in. In contrast, the engineered floor consists of a little bit of pure wood, and the rest is in the form of plywood. The easy production of plywood makes the engineered wood price lower.

In terms of durability, hardwood floors and engineered floors are also quite different. Hardwood floors are highly resistant to pests and termites. The floor can be polished many times during the service life without damaging the board. In contrast, parquet engineered wood flooring has poor durability, limited polishing times, and relatively short life. Termites or weather can cause great damage to plywood.

Since the installation and removal process of hardwood floors is very complicated, time-consuming and costly, making changes on hardwood floors can be very difficult.

Laminate flooring is a more flexible option, especially for those who want to change the appearance of their houses frequently. Laminate flooring will continue to gain more consumers' favor with its many advantages such as wear resistance, beautiful appearance, environmental protection, convenient installation, easy cleaning and care.

The quality of laminate flooring continues to improve. Products are more artistic, personalized, fashionable, beautiful, and environmentally friendly. Surface treatment technology is becoming more advanced and diversified. Most importantly, laminate flooring is very easy to replace compared to hardwood flooring.

In summary, hardwood floors will be damaged when exposed to high humidity, so they should not be installed in bathrooms or kitchens. The engineered floor can be installed in the humid area of the house.

Compared with engineered clothing, hardwood floors have richer and cleaner finishes and a longer service life.

Engineered wood floor has the performance of hardwood floor, high strength, and strong plasticity. Compared with ordinary hardwood floors, engineered wood floor is easier to cut and maintain the integrity of its parts, which is a multi-user choice. In fact, price, service life, and environmental protection are several factors that we pay more attention to when buying flooring.

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