HARDWOOD FLOOR TYPES
The main hardwood floor types are solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. A solid hardwood floor is made from solid pieces of wood, which is why the layers are extremely durable and strong. You can mount multiple matching cabinets on solid hardwood flooring in your kitchen confidently because each individual wood slab is usually ¾ inches thick. Engineered wood is also made with layers like solid hardwood flooring; however, the layout is slightly different. On the top layer, there is a slab of natural wood that’s made from a specific wood species. The bottom layer of engineered flooring consists of natural wood. In the center of an engineered slab, you’ll find five to seven layers of plywood that are arranged in a crisscross pattern.