Solid Wood\Engineered Wood are both offered by Johnson Custom Floors
Perhaps one of the most desired and treasured part of a home’s décor in consumers’ minds is a home that has hardwood flooring. Ask any home realtor and they will confirm that a home that has hardwood flooring will sell faster and for more money. Hardwood flooring will add warmth and beauty to any home, is the most desired floor covering and will increase the value of any home whether solid or engineered.
Choosing the desired wood is the only real decision you face.
There are some characteristics that are common to each category: solid wood is more frequently site-finished, is always in a plank format, is generally thicker than engineered wood, and is usually installed by nailing.
Engineered wood is more frequently pre-finished, has beveled edges, is very rarely site-finished, and is installed with glue or as a floating installation.
It is difficult to compare solid wood flooring to engineered wood flooring due to the wide range of quality in both product categories.
The most common Hardwood flooring species used for solid wood floors are Red Oak Hardwood flooring, White Oak Hardwood flooring, and Maple Hardwood flooring, but many other species are offered.
Proper use of vacuuming, sweeping, and damp mopping is usually all that is required to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of a wood floor. Oil soaps should not be used to clean the floors. The best suggestion is to use the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning products. Like tile floors, excessive grit and foot traffic will affect appearance. Unlike carpet or rugs, a properly finished wood floor, like tile, does not accumulate hidden soil or odorous compounds.