are all wood, regardless of width or length, they are one piece of wood from top to bottom. Solid flooring gives you a great opportunity for customization. Your choice of species, stains and finishes all contribute to the personalization of a solid floor. This is an excellent choice in most areas of a home on the ground level or above.
Engineered Wood Floors
are made of several layers of hardwood stacked and glued together under heat and pressure, they are less likely to be affected by extremes in humidity. This makes them suitable for basements or other damp surroundings.
They are available pre-finished or unfinished in a variety of hardwood species, styles, and widths from strip to plank.
are made of plywood base topped with a layer of veneer. Plies and thicknesses vary, but three-ply, 3/8 inch flooring is most common. (Remember that solid hardwood floors, at 3/4 inch, are twice as thick as wood laminates.) The veneer topping of wood laminate floors (commonly 1/8 inch thick) can be sanded and refinished three times, at most. Most manufacturer warranties cover the finish for five years.