There are many types of floors nowadays. There are wood floors, vinyl, concrete, and engineered hardwood. It can be difficult to know which type of flooring is right for you.
In this video, you will learn more about real hardwood and engineered hardwood. These two types of wood may look similar, but there are some key differences.
One of the main differences between the two types of wood is moisture resistance. Normal wood does not handle moisture well. This is true even if you put a coating on it. On the other hand, engineered hardwood is very resistant to moisture. This resistance is thanks to engineered hardwoods’ plywood core. Therefore, it is a better choice for places that may experience moisture. For example, engineered hardwoods are great for basements.
Another main difference between engineered hardwood and engineered hardwood is how they are assembled. Traditional wood normally requires staples. On the other hand, engineered wood pieces can often be snapped together like pieces in a puzzle. This makes engineered hardwood a good option if you are putting the flooring in on top of concrete.