Thickness affects the number of times any wood floor can be sanded and refinished. Solid’s ideal thickness is ¾-inch. It can be refinished five-six times and lasts for decades. Engineered ranges from ⅝-inch to ½-inch. Thicker is better; it can be sanded and refinished four or five times and lasts 40 years.
They are available in both domestic and exotics species. The most popular ones are oak, maple, cherry, walnut, and hickory. As for plank width, wider ones are currently trending. They are more traditional. Narrow planks have a contemporary, casual feel. Installation is a tongue and groove with a nail or glue-down. Engineered offers an additional technique: floating floors, where pieces lock together and hover over the subfloor without nails, staples, or adhesives.
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