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Are you considering hardwood flooring in your home?

 
Hardwood floors come in two major categories: solid and engineered. As you might expect, the solid variety is one piece, through and through. Engineered flooring, on the other hand, offers a veneer of real wood safely attached between a backing and core layer, and a protective top wear layer. Both of these materials have different characteristics so one is likely a better option for you than the other. You'll find that both are functional, durable, and look great once installed. All you need to do is find out which one best suits the needs and preferences you have in your own home.

Spectrum Flooring & Design proudly serves the areas of Marietta, Austell, Powder Springs, Dallas, Mableton, Acworth, and Smyrna, all from our Decatur, GA showroom location. There, you'll find a great array of floor coverings, related products, and services that bring them to fruition in your space. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by one of our friendly, professional flooring associates. They'll assist you with all your flooring needs, even offering design assistance and advice when necessary. Be sure you stop by when you can to find out how we can get started on your project.
 

Hardwood facts that make a difference

 
f you are unfamiliar with these materials and how they can work for you, allow us a moment to quickly run down some facts of both solid and engineered hardwood flooring.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gorgeous hardwood flooring in Kennesaw, GA from Spectrum Flooring & Design
 
 
 
Solid hardwood makes a great floor in any areas except basements, where it can never be installed. It's durable, hard-wearing and functional, and provides an average of 100 years in lifespan. Choose your favorite wood species, stain color, and preferred finish for a unique and personal look that never goes out of style and matches nearly any decor you already have in place.

Engineered wood can be installed below grade, making them a great alternative to solid hardwood in basements. Since it doesn't react to temperature changes, moisture, or humidity in the same way as the solid does, it's better suited for the environment. It's also just as gorgeous and just as easily styled, offering many of the same species and stain color options.

Both solid and engineered hardwood can be refinished, however, the solid variety can be refinished several times, as opposed to the one or two times engineered flooring can be refinished. Remember, as well, that wood floors must be acclimated before they can be installed, no matter where the installation is taking place.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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