This is true for either solid or engineered hardwood
because it affects the number of times each can be sanded and refinished. Solid ranges from ⅝ to ¾ inch. Because engineered is layered, the thickness combines both the veneer (top sheet) and core. That ranges from ⅝ to ½-inch.
- Species. The most popular ones are oak, maple, cherry, walnut, and hickory. Keep in mind that there are two kinds of oak: red and white.
- Installation. With solid, it's just one kind. The installer first inserts the tongue and grooves, then the floor is nailed or glued. Engineered adds the floating floor technique; pieces click together forming a mat that then hovers over an existing subfloor.
- Care. Contrary to popular belief, wood floors are easy to care for with a vacuum and periodic polishing.
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