Your Mini-Guide to Buying Hardwood Flooring

There’s nothing like the quaint charm of hardwood flooring. With a little maintenance, your floor will keep its shine year and after year. It goes with every style, and can be stained in a variety of colors to match your interiors.

Two choices in hardwood flooring
The first question most people ask when purchasing hardwood flooring is whether they should go for engineered wood or solid wood flooring. Solid wood flooring is, as the name says, made of solid wood through and through. One of the greatest reasons to purchase solid wood is its durability.

All it needs is a little sandpapering and re-finishing and it can look as good as new, year after year. Engineered wood on the other hand is manufactured using multiple layers of wood the topmost being hardwood. These veneers may be from different species of wood. One of the benefits of engineered wood is that it not affected by high humidity levels as hardwood flooring which tends to contract and expand with fluctuating moisture levels.

Shaw flooring offers a new type of engineered wood called Epic Plus made using Stabilitek technology. It’s one of the most impact-resistant hardwood flooring on the market. Using about 50 percent less newly harvested wood than conventional engineered woods, it is one of the most eco-friendly options.

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