Solid wood flooring compared to engineered wood flooring
Solid wood floors and engineered floors look the same once fitted. There is a wide range of colours and finishes available in each, but engineered flooring has a bigger range of options.
With solid wood the amount of usable/sandable flooring is approximately 6-8mm before you get down to tongue and groove. With engineered flooring, the veneer thickness ranges from 2.5mm to 6mm thick. This means you have more millimeters of sandable floor depth with a solid wood floor than an engineered one, but actually, the difference is not that big.
Solid wood can be used anywhere except rooms of high humidity and temperature, solid wood moves; it expands and contracts. Engineered wood is more stable. If you want a natural in a high humidity room then engineered wood is usually a better option for you.
In terms of resources, a 5m long log of hardwood will make roughly 95 square metres of solid wood floorings , where as an engineered wood floor of the same log will make roughly 750 square metres.
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