Engineered hardwood flooring is real hardwood with a plywood base, which makes it a versatile alternative to solid hardwood flooring.
These products are made of several layers (plies) of genuine wood that are fused together under heat and pressure. The layers are designed and constructed to dramatically reduce hardwood’s natural tendencies to expand and contract with the normal changes in moisture and humidity that occur within any installation space.
Engineered hardwood offers a range of installation options. It is fully warranted for installation on, above, or below grade level (the ground level outside the home) and even over radiant floor heating systems. These products can be nailed down to an appropriate sub-floor, glued down to concrete, or “floated” (an installation method where the floor boards are attached to each other, not the sub-floor). This means you can enjoy all of the benefits of genuine hardwood flooring in any room of any home!
From your finished basement to your penthouse apartment, engineered hardwood gives you the warmth and value of a natural hardwood product without sacrificing any of the looks, textures, or features of genuine luxury hardwood or the warranties you need to protect your investment. National Floors Direct has the engineered hardwood for any project, in-stock, and at the guaranteed lowest price!*
Solid hardwood flooring features unique genuine hardwood flooring planks crafted from single pieces of solid lumber. Each plank, like the trees they came from, is one of a kind.
Because it’s solid wood, this type of flooring has a natural susceptibility to expansion and contraction from normal changes in moisture and humidity, so the installation applications for solid hardwood flooring products are more limited than engineered hardwood. Solid hardwood can only be nailed down to an appropriate sub-floor, and only on or above grade level (the ground level outside the home).
Each species of solid hardwood offers different grain patterns, textures, and wear characteristics. With prefinished gloss options ranging from a “matte” (satin) finish, to shiny high gloss, and color stains to compliment room décor from classic to modern, National Floors Direct has the solid hardwood flooring, in-stock and always at the guaranteed lowest price, to fit the needs of any project.