Flooring with solid hardwood flooring, it’s likely that you will never again need to have flooring installed. When you consider the number of times you would replace other floor coverings in your home, the price you spend makes a lot more sense. In fact, it might even turn out to be cheaper.
Solid wood isn’t just a flooring purchase, it’s an investment in your future. When everyday wear and tear does finally start to show, in a couple of decades, you have the option to refinish it. Not only does this bring your finish back to a like-new state, but you also have the option to change the stain color, or even the finish itself.
Engineered wood is much the same, in that it can also be refinished. However, it can only be refinished a couple of times, which will be completely dependent upon the thickness of the actual wood veneer. It’s still a great choice for those who are looking for affordable wood flooring, however, and can be placed in areas where solid wood isn’t an option.
To save money, many homeowners consider installing hardwood flooring themselves, but we discourage that. In order to complete this job, you need a professional installer who not only has the experience necessary but the specialty tools as well.