Another option for hardwood flooring is engineered hardwood. It has a veneer of real hardwood on top of a composite core that gives you the look of the real thing, but more benefits and more options for installation.
Engineered wood is sometimes preferred to solid hardwood, because it neither swells nor contracts as temperature and humidity change. This gives you a completely new world of options, especially in where you can install it. Solid wood cannot be placed in a basement, for instance, but engineered wood works fine there.
Engineered hardwood is also more resistant to water in some cases, than solid hardwood is. This makes it a worry-free choice for rooms like the kitchen and bathroom. Of course, higher-end materials give you more protection, so a good, water resistant engineered hardwood will carry a price tag that’s a bit higher than others.
At Munday Hardwoods, we know our way around a hardwood floor, and we’ll be happy to help you with yours. If you need assistance choosing the perfect flooring for your home, stop by our showroom in Lenoir, NC soon. We will be happy to show you our full line of hardwood flooring.