Hardwood flooring in a Portland, OR home

The difference between solid and engineered wood floors

As you search for hardwood flooring for your home, you?ll find both solid and engineered product options available. Today, we?re going to tell you more about these choices and what they have to offer you specifically, so read along to find out more about it in today?s post.

Your hardwood flooring explained

Solid hardwood floors are solid pieces of wood, through and through, while engineered materials are constructed differently. Engineered floors feature a perpendicularly layered plywood backing with a natural wood veneer and top wear layer attached on top.

Solid wood can last for more than 100 years with proper care and a professional installation, while engineered materials have a lifespan of about 30 years under the same conditions. Both can be customized, with your choice of species, stain, finish, and installation layout, offering unique personalizations for every room.

However, the most significant difference between the two is their adaptability for below-grade placement. Solid wood and never be installed below grade. Still, engineered flooring offers a perfect alternative, as it's better suited to areas with dampness, humidity, and variable temperature changes, so stop by our showroom to find out even more about your options today.

Visit us for the best hardwood flooring

Marion?s Carpet & Flooring Warehouses offers wood floors in Portland, OR, especially if you?re looking for specific benefits and materials. Our associates work to ensure your absolute satisfaction, and we?re sure we can do the same for you when you visit our showroom.

We cater to Wilsonville, Beaverton, Portland, Vancouver, and Lake Oswego, all from our showrooms in Wilsonville and Portland, OR. We want to work with you to connect you with superior materials and a hardwood flooring installation you can trust for many years to come.