Engineered Vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring

When choosing the perfect flooring choice for your home, you must consider factors such as its potential to increase property value, compatibility with the home’s design, expected foot traffic, durability, and cost-effectiveness.

Of course, every client’s checkboxes will differ when it comes to flooring choices in their spaces. At E_M Custom Flooring & Installations, we encourage our Long Island customers to explore all of our flooring installation options to find the ideal fit for their homes.

Due to the similar properties that some flooring choices have, some people may find it difficult to settle on one. Engineered Wood and Solid Hardwood Flooring share many of the same elements, and when clients are weighing the feasibility of each, there are multiple factors to keep in mind.

The Pros and Cons of Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring has become a popular choice in Long Island homes throughout the years due to its versatility. They are composed of a high-quality plywood core and topped with a thin layer of hardwood flooring, giving them the same appearance as solid hardwood floors. There are numerous benefits that come with engineered wood flooring, including:

  • They add to the price value of your home.
  • There are multiple variations of engineered wood flooring, so you have a better probability of finding an option that best fits your home.
  • They are timeless and will not lose their style years down the road.
  • They are a budget-friendly flooring option.
  • They are compatible with radiant heating.

That being said, there are a few disadvantages that come with engineered hardwood floors that are worth noting. Some of the cons include:

  • They can be susceptible to water damage and moisture.
  • The floorboards can fade over time.
  • They are vulnerable to dents and scratches.
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The Pros and Cons of Solid Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are also a well-known option for Long Island homes. They are typically composed of hardwood species such as oak, walnut, maple, etc. Hardwood floors have multiple favorable impacts on homes, including:

  • They are available in various styles, colors, and designs to fit your home’s specific requirements.
  • They have great durability.
  • They are able to be easily refinished.
  • They add value to the home.
  • They are allergy-friendly.

Just like engineered hardwood flooring, solid hardwood flooring has its limitations, including:

  • They can become easily scratched.
  • The color of the floorboards can change if they are exposed to sunlight too long.

It is important to weigh the pros and cons that come with each flooring option in order to determine the most ideal fit for your home.

solid hardwood flooring

E_M Customs Flooring & Installations is ready to tackle your next flooring installation project. 

Our team will familiarize themselves with your vision and work together to decide what specific flooring options would be the best choice for you.

For a free consultation, and any additional questions and information, contact us today to get your new floors started!

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