Solid hardwood is milled from a real hardwood species, making it the sole material used in the making of this type of flooring. Solid hardwood is noted for adding overall structural strength to the building in which it is installed. The degree to which this is true depends upon the species of wood. Solid Hardwood also tends to have a few wood knots and grains which give it a natural look and gives your home natural beauty.
Engineered hardwood is manufactured from three or more layers of high density fiberboard (HDF) or medium density fibreboard (MDF), and a real hardwood veneer top layer bonded together under heat and pressure. It is more suitable in highmoisture areas or in areas with frequent temperature changes than solid hardwood due to its “multipleply plank” construction. Engineered hardwood is constructed to be more dimensionally stable through multiply design. This allows greater resistance to temperature changes. Engineered hardwood does not warp or cup during climatic changes. It also is more resistant to higher moisture levels than solid flooring. It is a better choice for installation over radiant heat sources, damp basements, and locations in rainy climates.