Getting To Know:
Solid Wood vs Engineered Wood vs Waterproof Flooring
The first thing you’ll need to know about flooring is that it can be made from many different materials. With Impressions Flooring and our Summit Collection, we have three great options: solid hardwoods, engineered hardwoods, or waterproof rigid-core flooring.
SOLID HARDWOOD is what most people think of when they imagine a hardwood floor. The flooring is simply a piece of wood, cut into a plank, and finished as a floor. Solids can generally be sanded and refinished multiple times during the course of its lifetime, but the sandable surface is only the material above the tongue and groove.
ENGINEERED HARDWOOD floors are a modern variation of the traditional hardwood floor. Engineered hardwood flooring is made of several overlapping layers of wood, with the top layer being the exact same wood that a traditional solid hardwood plank would be made of. Engineered hardwood is dimensionally more stable and can accommodate wider widths.
WATERPROOF flooring is a Rigid-Core product constructed with tremendous structural stability and an incredibly durable, impact/dent resistant surface layer, which has the appearance of real wood that is 100% waterproof from top to bottom.