John Kruetz of Fine Floorz explains the fundamental difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring products.

Mitchell Barocio is owner of Fine Floorz. To reach Mitchell Barocio call (925) 435-1788.
Video: Two Types of Hardwood Flooring
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WALNUT CREEK − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re in the market for a new hardwood floor, you’ll need to know about the differences between natural and engineered products. To learn more, we’re in Walnut Creek with John Kruetz of Fine Floorz, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mitchell Barocio.

John Kruetz: If you’re looking to add warmth and beauty to your home, nothing compares to the look of genuine hardwood floors. Both solid hardwood floors, and engineered hardwood floors are made from 100% real wood. However, there are some differences in their construction, and understanding these differences will go a long way in helping you select the product that’s right for you. Solid hardwood floors are just that; they’re constructed out of one solid piece of hard wood that’s three quarters of an inch thick. Because of this thickness, solid floors can be sanded and refinished for however long the wood is in your home.

Engineered floors tend to behave a little differently. They’re constructed with a core of plywood and then the species of wood that you select adheres to the top. Because of their plywood construction, they tend to be much more stable. There’s less expansion in contraction, and less cupping involved. As a result, engineered floors can be glued down on top of concrete slabs. Either choice you make will give your home an updated look and feel.

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Mitchell Barocio is a veteran flooring professional and owner of Fine Floorz, a Diamond Certified company since 2013. He can be reached at (925) 435-1788 or by email.

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