In most cases, you’ll never know the difference between solid and engineered wood flooring because they look identical once the installation is complete, especially to an untrained eye. The differences between the two are more subtle and have to do more with specific functionality.

What kind of hardwood will serve you best?

Solid hardwood flooring has extensive benefits, including durability, timeless beauty, and a lifespan that can easily surpass 100 years or more with the proper maintenance. It consists of one solid piece of wood from top to bottom and comes in various species to best serve your needs.

Engineered wood floors consist of a backing constructed of plywood layers with a veneer of real hardwood on top, covered in a protective wear layer. These floors can be installed where solid wood cannot, in humid areas, damp, or experience extreme temperature changes.

Both materials can be stained with a personalized finish added, all to your specifications. And once wear begins to show, they can both be refinished to look like new again, adding years or decades of life to your floors.

Solid wood flooring
 installation is a much more tedious process requiring special tools and a great deal of expertise, while engineered flooring often offers a much quicker and simpler installation. Once the installation is complete, several factors will determine when you can walk on the floors, so be sure to speak with your flooring specialist for all the details.

Visit us for all your wood flooring needs

Kelly’s Carpet Omaha is here for all your flooring needs, with friendly, knowledgeable associates who are happy to help you find the very best flooring and services. We dedicate ourselves to your complete satisfaction, from start to finish, no matter how large or small your flooring project.

We proudly serve all our customers' flooring needs with complete dedication from our Omaha, NE showroom. Find affordable wood floors in Omaha, NE, when you visit us today, especially if you live in Omaha, Elkhorn, Papillion, Ralston, Bennington, or Bellevue, NE.