One of the biggest regrets of most homeowners is not picking the right type of flooring when they were doing a remodel of their home. This is often the case because the floor is almost impossible to overhaul after everything else is in place. I mean, you can go for it, but you will probably ruin everything else. You just have to be serious when you’re looking for a suitable flooring solution for your home. Even if the best option is more expensive, it is going to save you a lot of money in the long run, so don’t ignore the biggest surface in your home, second to the walls.
Solid Hardwood Floors
To be able to make the correct decision, you need to know the options that you can choose from. In most cases, you want to go for solid hardwood floors. After all, they’ve been around for the longest and testaments to their aesthetics and performance are endless. Furthermore, solid wood floors are nearly indestructible seeing how they are made from a single plank of wood. This qualifies them for almost any room in your home.
But being nearly indestructible doesn’t mean they don’t come with their flaws. Solid wood floors are not the greatest choice for rooms that have to deal with water and moisture, so that rules out the kitchen and the bathroom.
Engineered Wood Floors
An alternative to solid hardwood floors are the engineered wood floors. This type of flooring is basically a sandwich of multiple layers made of different materials, similar to laminate floors. But unlike laminate floors, engineered wood floors look like solid hardwood floors from up close.
Engineered wood floors can be applied on top of everything and they come with a great value for their price and contrary to solid hardwood floors, they are extremely resistant to water and moisture damage making them a candidate for the kitchen as well as the bathroom if you’re not keen on tiles.
There are plenty of other options that you can choose for the flooring in your home but we’ve talked about two of the most popular and best options right now on the market, but you should make sure that you know the kind of look that you want to achieve and how much you’re willing to spend on the flooring.
Meanwhile, have a look at the few images that showcase solid hardwood floors and engineered wood floors. You probably won’t notice the difference.