Engineered hardwood floors have been a recent entrant to the market. Till now most of the real wood flooring that has been sold in our market was Solid. Lately a lot of customers have been asking this question.. Which is better? Thought I must write a blog on this to bring out the real facts and try to clear the air.
Let’s first understand the composition of each. Solid wood is just that…a flooring plank made out of a solid piece of wood, tongue and groove created on either side and surface finished (natural/stained) with a suitable protective coat (Polyurethane/Lacquer/Oil). The wood is seasoned to suitable moisture content for increased stability. Coming to engineered flooring, this product is once again made of real wood (contrary to some misconception that it is not real – basically a perception generated by the word ‘engineered’). The basic difference is the plank construction hence the word ‘engineered’.