Hardwood flooring in a Fort Myers, Florida home

Is solid or engineered wood flooring better for Florida homes?

There are some specific differences between solid and engineered wood flooring that might make one a better choice for your Florida home than the other. But what are those differences?

We will discuss the significant differences quickly today, and we'd love for you to follow along to learn more.

Hardwood flooring has a great variety

Both solid hardwood and engineered wood are natural hardwood flooring, but their construction varies. As you might expect, solid wood is one piece of wood through and through, while engineered flooring has a layered construction.

With engineered materials, the backing is made of plywood, laid in perpendicular directions for exceptional stability. A natural wood veneer, available in your choice of species, is added next, followed by a wear layer that adds additional protection, even if your home is quite busy.

Engineered flooring is our recommended alternative when you need water-resistant wood flooring, as many homes do in the Sunshine State. It?s better suited for areas that could become humid, damp, or experience temperature changes.

These are just a few of the differences between solid and engineered wood flooring. When you visit our showroom, our flooring professionals will discuss many more facts and how these materials can work for your home.

Find your hardwood flooring right here

We invite you to visit Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings for all your flooring in Fort Myers, especially if you have questions about the best options for you. Our associates dedicate themselves to helping you find the flooring solutions you need for the most successful results.

From our showroom in Fort Myers, FL, we are proud to serve residents from Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs, and Sanibel, FL. If you?re in the area, be sure to drop by and allow us to explain all the differences between solid and engineered wood flooring today.