Choosing the right type of hardwood flooring for your home is an important step. You need to factor in your lifestyle, decor, and the area where the wood floor is going. Wood flooring is available in a wide variety of colors, styles and finishes so you need to know exactly what you want for your home before you buy. There are varying types of wood flooring. You need to decide between factory finished, solid, plank, unfinished, parquet, and engineered.
Here are some of the differences: Engineered Flooring: Engineered floors are made up of multiple layers of wood pressed together. The grains run in different directions on each layer, this makes it extremely stable. Engineered wood flooring is perfect for kitchens, basements and powder rooms. Solid Flooring: Any plank that from top to bottom is the same piece of wood is considered solid flooring.