Hardwood flooring, what type to choose?0

If you’re going to look for hardwood flooring, you will certainly have a wide range of choice.

The range of hardwood flooring that Canadian Home Flooring offers is greater than it has ever been. With more and more people rejecting carpets in favor of easy to maintain, natural and great looking wood flooring, you couldn’t choose a better option than a quality hardwood floor.

Here is a question for you: What type of hardwood flooring should you choose for your home?

On a basic level, you’ll need to choose between solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring.  Many people are fooled into the myth that laminate flooring is fake hardwood.

Laminate flooring does not claim to be wood at all. Most laminate flooring do mimic various species of hardwood looks and finishes, and with today’s advanced digital technologies, some laminate flooring materials even mimic other flooring materials, like natural stone or ceramic tiles.


Engineered Hardwood 

engineered hardwood flooringEngineered hardwood flooring can be ideally suited to any room in your home, but particularly wherever you suspect there’ll be significant rises and falls in humidity or temperature.The specific rooms where you wouldn’t normally fit solid hardwood flooring, but engineered hardwood flooring are bathrooms and kitchens. In these rooms, moisture and temperatures vary enormously, and as a result, a solid hardwood floor is highly likely to warp and bow over time. Thanks to its structure, engineered hardwood flooring doesn’t expand and contract to the same extent as solid hardwood floors. In addition, you can put engineered hardwood flooring on top of radiant-floor heating systems. You can perhaps now see why engineered hardwood is the primary choice of so many people over solid hardwood. 


Solid Hardwood

solid hardwood flooringOn the other hand, solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber and workers are using those planks to make the flooring boards.They were originally used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building known as joists or bearers. With the increased use of concrete as a subfloor in some parts of the world engineered wood flooring has gained more popularity.
Solid wood floors have a thicker wear surface and can be sanded and finished more times than an engineered wood floor. They are definitely time tried and were considered over history by the aristocracy as the best choice. This is the main reason why so many stately homes and castles boast solid hardwood flooring of all different types.



It’s up to you to choose the best solution for your home.

Give us a call, we will be more than happy to give you all needed information, help and support.