There's a good reason why wood floors will be trending for at least the next 15 years. They have a rich, warm, classic look that fits into any decor. Hardwood flooring
never goes out of style, and they last for decades, sometimes as much as 100 years. Choosing a species and color is essential, but there are several other things to think about.
There are two versions of wood flooring. Solid is harvested from solid wood logs, and installation is a traditional tongue and groove. The floors can be either factory or site finished and come in wide or narrow planks or strips. Solid can be damaged by excess water, and it shrinks and contracts to adjust to the weather, so acclimation is necessary.
Engineered wood flooring looks like solid wood, but the construction is different, resulting in more stability and a better ability to handle water. At the top is your species of choice with undertones, knots, and swirls, but underneath are three or more layers with genuine wood, combined with a little resin and then placed in a crosswise position. As a result, it can be installed in any grade level, including the basement. Engineered wood can be installed over concrete, known for dampness, and it offers an additional installation technique: the floating floor, which is clicked, mat, and hover. It can be refinished and adds the same value to your property as solid.