As you search for the perfect solid or engineered wood flooring, we know you'll have many questions that need answers. That's why comparing the two products is essential to know which will best serve your needs. Read below to learn more about the differences between solid and engineered hardwood flooring

What features matter most?

If lifespan is most important to you, solid wood certainly offers more years of service, lasting more than 100 years with a professional installation. However, the installation can take longer, and the surface will require refinishing every decade or so.

Engineered wood floors last up to 30 years and can also be refinished several times before replacement is necessary. In addition, plenty of engineered hardwood flooring customizations allow you to create a surface that caters to your lifestyle and traffic requirements for longer lifespans and better performance.

Engineered wood flooring also performs better in areas with lots of moisture, humidity, and dampness, thanks to the construction and sealing methods. For spaces like these, ask about increased protection that gives you the most extended lifespan with the least maintenance.

If you choose engineered products with floating capabilities, you'll see a faster and easier installation, allowing you to walk on your floors sooner. Solid wood floors can take more than a week to install, especially if the sanding, staining, and finishing are done once they’re in your home.

Finding the best showroom for your engineered wood flooring

Specialty Flooring has years of experience and demonstrated success in helping home builders and homeowners to find the perfect floor coverings for their projects. We provide high-quality materials, customized service, and affordable prices at every price range, so your successful results are closer.

We provide engineered hardwood flooring to residents from Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Ridgeland, SC, and Savannah, GA. We invite you to visit our showroom in Ridgeland, SC, whenever you're in the area. Your flooring is vital to us, and it shows from concept to completion as we work alongside you to ensure a perfect match for every requirement and preference.