The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood Flooring

The two questions we receive most frequently from customers concern solid versus engineered hardwood. "What's the difference between solid and engineered hardwood?" is usually followed by "How do I tell if I have solid or engineered wood floors in my house?" Today we'll shed some light on the first question for ya, paying particular attention to issues related to flooring in the Nashville area. Solid Hardwood What is solid hardwood? Solid hardwood flooring is simple enough to understand: each strip or plank is cut from one solid piece of wood without any visible layers. It can vary in thickness from 3/4-in. to 5/16"-in., but 3/4-in. is the most common option. How is it installed? Solid hard