Solid and Engineered Hardwood

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Choose Your Hardwood

Prized for centuries, natural hardwood flooring continues to be an ideal flooring material that’s both universally appealing and enduring. Hardwood adds instant value to your home, and can easily be incorporated into any décor style. With modern technology offering up more options than ever before, today’s homeowners have two types of hardwood flooring to choose from: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood.

Types of Hardwood

Solid hardwood - Available in both strips and planks, solid hardwood is comprised of a single piece of wood. For die-hard traditionalists, solid hardwood is the favored hardwood. It’s a great option for those who like to decorate often, because sold hardwood can readily be refinished. However, it’s not the best option for kitchens, bathrooms, or finished basements due to its tendency to shrink or expand when exposed to moisture.

Engineered hardwood - Comprised of multiple layers which are laminated together to resemble a solid piece of wood, engineered hardwood is a more durable alternative to solid wood. Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood can be used in places that are prone to moisture, including finished basements and bathrooms. Generally, engineered wood is more structurally stable than solid wood, but it’s not recommended for those who wish to regularly refinish.

Our Hardwood Selection

As your local flooring experts, Gallatin Carpet One Floor & Home in Bozeman is your one-stop source for all types of hardwood flooring and related services. We carry a wide variety of both solid and engineered hardwood, including Carpet One exclusives you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Solid hardwood flooring consists of a single strip of real wood.

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Engineered hardwood flooring is made from different layers of real wood.

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