The Attraction Of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a popular choice with homeowners; it is durable and only looks better as the years pass. Aurora hardwood flooring is available in a host of different timber, both domestic and imported.

There are two types of hardwood flooring; solid boards and engineered wood, it can be difficult to decide which of the two is best suited for your particular installation. Real hardwood flooring is easy to understand and the majority of homeowners are well aware of the materials plus and negative points. This is not always the case with engineered wood flooring. In a nut shell the two types of Aurora hardwood flooring can be defined as:

* Solid: Real wood through and through, available in a wide range of timber and sizes.
* Engineered: Made up of layers of real wood topped with a veneer of real hardwood, there is little difference in the appearance between the two.

There are various reasons why you would choose one over the other, let’s look at a few:

Sub floor: There are basically two types of material used for sub flooring; concrete and plywood. As concrete holds moisture, engineered wood flooring is the better choice, if the sub flooring is plywood, either solid wood or engineered wood is ideal.

Heavy traffic areas: If the Aurora hardwood flooring is going to be installed in an area with extreme foot traffic you can expect considerable wear and high impact levels. This usually means periodic re-sanding and re-finishing. Engineered flooring can be sanded and refinished once or twice before hitting the sub ply; a solid hardwood floor can be sanded five or more times before any significant damage occurs. If you have a situation where you have a plywood sub floor in an area of the home where only minor temperature and humidity variations can be expected then a solid hardwood floor is by far the better choice.

If you are looking for Aurora hardwood flooring then you will be pleased with the wide range of both solid and engineered flooring available at Best Buy Carpet and Granite.

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