Thickness matters because it determines how often the floor can be sanded. Ideal for solid is ¾-inch, and it can be sanded up to six times. Engineered ranges from ⅝ to ½-inch. Thicker is better and, depending upon that, it can be sanded up to five times.
Both are easy to care for. Vacuum without beater bars regularly, wipe spills immediately (especially for solid), and put mats strategically in front of sinks and entrances. Use protective furniture pads to avoid scratching and keep pet nails trimmed.
Installation is as important as the product itself. Solid hardwood, especially, requires very special skills for both the sub and surface floors. We are known for our in-house certified installers with hardwood flooring expertise and no hidden fees. To learn more, come into the Home Beautiful Floors & More showroom
in Dunellen, FL, especially if you live in Dunnellon, FL, Citrus Springs, FL, Ocala, FL, Hernando, FL, Inverness, FL, Williston, FL, Inglis, FL, and Beverly Hills, FL. While there, remember to ask about our wood floor estimates.