Layered Vs. Solid Hardwood Planks

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you are trying to figure out the best way to update your home interior, there are probably a bunch of eligible projects. That is, you might have a long list of remodels that you want to make, but you can't necessarily afford to make them all at once. For instance, updating the floor is one of the most popular projects. This article takes a close look at different types of hardwood floors, explaining the key differences between solid and layered hardwood products.

Solid vs. Layered Hardwood Products

If you are shopping for hardwood flooring products, you will notice is some products are solid, and some are layered. Professional designers, contractors, flooring experts, and installers will all have varying opinions about the merits of either product. While both products have certain drawbacks and advantages, one might be a clear choice for your particular home. Here are the key differences that you should consider.

Solid Hardwood Planks

Solid hardwood floors are usually considered to be more luxurious, and they are often more sought after. That is, if every homeowner could afford solid hardwood, they would probably install it. Of course, since solid hardwood floors are usually more expensive then there layered counterparts, many homeowners decide to go with the cheaper option. The beauty of a solid hardwood plank is that the entire piece is made out of one cut of lumber. This means that it will literally feel more solid under your feet. However, this also means that it is probably going to be heavier than a comparable layered product. This can actually help with the insulation of a plank.

Layered Hardwood Planks

Layered hardwood products are a little more popular for residential properties. The fact that they are cheaper but still have the same appearance as comparable solid hardwood products makes them a great choice. It is important to point out that, when installed, solid and a layered hardwood products are basically going to look exactly the same.

In the end, since both products looks so similar and have the same basic maintenance needs, it is all about choosing the product that fits best with your budget. If you want to add more value to your home, a solid hardwood might be worth it. However, layered products are perfect for homeowners looking to keep the project costs down. Both will probably be great upgrade from your current flooring material. Talk to a company like New York Hardwood Floors to learn more.


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Building our Guest House Was a Great Decision

For years, my wife and I debated on what we wanted to do with all of the spare land in the back of our house. We were lucky enough to buy a house on an extra-large lot for a great deal, but the land was "going to waste" for quite a while. One day, we finally decided to have a guest house built on it, and now that the house is finished, we wish we had built it long ago. We are now renting it out for some extra income, and it is helping us save for retirement. I have always been fascinated by construction, so I enjoyed watching the professionals build the guest house and learned a lot during the process. I decided to fill some free time by blogging about the experience and sharing some construction info I learned during the process. Come back soon!