What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

If you want excellent wood flooring, you may find yourself stuck between solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood choice. But what is the difference between the two?

The primary difference is the construction of the material, which we will discuss in today’s post. Follow along to find out more.

Consider all your wood flooring requirements


What you need most from your wood floors will determine whether solid or engineered materials will work best for you. Making the right choice can mean years of impeccable performance and lifespan, so consider these factors.

Solid hardwood gives you a through and through floor covering that offers a lifespan of more than 100 years when properly maintained. They are durable and provide outstanding stability, even in some of your busiest spaces.

Engineered wood is created using layers of plywood backing with a solid wood veneer attached on top. These floors are incredibly stable and can be installed even in below-grade spaces if the relative humidity meets the manufacturer’s warranty.

For even more information on the differences between these two types of flooring, be sure to stop by our showroom. We look forward to helping you create the perfect floors for every space.

We offer engineered and solid hardwood flooring


Coastal Carpet and Tile is a hardwood flooring company that provides high-quality materials and the service to ensure your best results, no matter what size remodel you have planned. Our associates are experienced in every material we sell and work toward your best results.

We serve Miramar Beach, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Seaside, Mary Esther, Grayton Beach, Inlet Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Watersound, Watercolor from our showroom in Destin, FL Alys Beach, and Sea Grove Beach. We would love to work toward your best flooring as well. So be sure to visit at your convenience to find out more about the wood flooring we sell.