If you are remodeling your house, then it is possible that you would want food flooring in your rooms because it’s in trend. It has a timeless look and gives a warm fuzzy feeling to your room. However, it isn’t very clear when you try to understand the different types of wooden flooring. This article will explain to you the styles and uses easily. There are three basics of wood flooring. If you want wood floors, you have three main choices: 1.) solid hardwood, 2.) engineered wood, and 3.) laminate flooring.



This flooring includes wooden flooring right from top to bottom. It is packed in wood, and you won’t find won’trace of any additional material other than wood; this is also why we call it “hardwood f”oor.”

Now, ther” are two kinds of hardwood flooring: one is unfinished, and the other is prefinished. Just like the name suggests, incomplete is relatively cheaper than prefinished. It would help to be careful with unfinished as you cannot walk over it before immediate light sanding, staining (optional), and sealing after installation.

In contrast, with prefinished, you can easily walk over it right after installation. Unfinished hardwood flooring needs almost 48 hours to set. An additional coating may sometimes be required; the only advantage with unfinished hardwood flooring is that you can seal it to your specifications. Most people are becoming environment-friendly, and one popular hardwood flooring is bamboo flooring; it is highly valued for its “green” qual”ties.”Hardwood flooring needs a wooden subfloor; you cannot install it on any existing concrete floor.

It needs to be nailed, so it will be wise of you to hire a hardwood floor installer. Hardwood may be classy, but it is prone to scratches and dents, so before you buy, look at the Janka hardness rating scale and buy a species (i.e., oak, ash, etc.) of wood appropriate to your lifestyle and budget. Hardwood may be more expensive than other wooden flooring, but it has decent longevity and can be re-sanded numerous times. However, never install it in areas like the bathroom or basement, as it is ruined easily from moisture.


If hardwood flooring burns a hole in your pocket, you can opt for engineered wood flooring as a cheaper alternative. Engineered wood is a plywood sandwich, making it a perfect fit for areas like the bathroom and basement, as it can withstand moisture. Another advantage of engineered wood is its wide range of installation options. You can install it anywhere; the thinner varieties can be nailed down, while the thicker kinds can be installed as floating floors. Unlike hardwood flooring, you don’t need any subfloor or large stapler for engineered wood. The only disadvantage of thidon’toring is that it has a thin top layer and cannot be sanded more than twice, which decreases its longevity.


Laminate flooring is nothing like real wood flooring; it comprises a thin top layer of resin-infused paper, all on top of a wood-chip composite. So, technically, it is wood.

It is an outstanding photograph of wood; one may confuse it with real wood without putting it under the inspection of a magnifying glass. Since it is cheap, many people prefer buying it, thinking it is an alternative to wood. Furthermore, it is scratch-resistant and works fine in moist environments like bathrooms and basements. However, its resin layer makes it slippery and hard to walk on.

Now that you understand the pros and cons of each type of wooden flooring, you know which fits your preference the most. Regardless of your choice, always hire a professional to install such wooden flooring, as they have the right technique to go about the whole process.

Jeffery D. Silvers
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