Ready for new hardwood flooring throughout your home? Your first trip to your flooring center could be filled with anticipation, excitement … and shock.
You’ll quickly discover that you have many, many choices. And with each choice comes different features, different benefits, and different costs.
There are a few main factors that determine the price of the flooring, including whether it is true wood or engineered wood and the grade of the wood that you choose.
What is Solid Wood?
Solid wood, as the name suggests, is flooring made primarily of solid wood materials. Because this choice for flooring does not contain any filler, it can cost more upon first glance. Understanding that you are getting real, quality wood that is made to last can help you justify the cost of the floor.
What is Engineered Wood?
Engineered wood is much different from solid wood because it is comprised of several different types of wood that are bonded together to create your material. The material that this creates is the board that is used underneath the top layer of the floor. The top layer is made up of a layer that mimics the look of wood and is what makes it difficult to determine if you have solid wood or engineered wood to the untrained eye. Because engineered wood is not solid, it tends to be less expensive yet less durable in the long run.
The Wood Grade
Each wood has a particular grade along with a specific species. The price of the wood is dependent on the species. If the species of wood that you choose is one that is not readily found, it will cost you more than a more readily available species. In addition to species, you will need to be aware of the grade of the wood. The grade is determined by the uniformity of the wood, as well as the amount of knots in it. The higher the grade, the more expensive the wood flooring that you choose will cost.
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