What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

Choosing the perfect wood flooring for your home can often be dependent on the difference between solid and engineered flooring. Picking the one that best suits your preferences and requirements is the best way to get the performance you need, and we are going to tell you a bit more in today’s post.

Engineered or solid hardwood flooring?


To decide whether you need engineered or solid hardwood flooring, you must first know a few things about their differences. Here are some facts for your consideration.

Engineered flooring has a backing made of perpendicularly laid plywood layers, topped with a natural wood layer in your choice of species. These floors are stable, long-lasting, and visually appealing to meet the most significant number of your needs.

Solid wood provides a through and through wood makeup, with outstanding durability and lifespan. These floors offer a stunning appearance, various options for durability and appearance, and exceptional overall performance.

Solid materials offer a lifespan that averages 100 years or more, while engineered wood gives you an average of 30 years. If you would like to see your options in person, be sure to visit us at your convenience.

Find your wood flooring here


Floor Coverings International is pleased to provide homeowners with an excellent assortment of materials and services that cater to specific needs. Our goal is your complete satisfaction, no matter the project size, for results you can live with for years to come.

When you visit either of our showrooms in Cherry Hill, NJ, or Shelburne, VT, you will find we serve residents from Burlington, VT, and Laurel, Voorhees, Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and Haddonfield, NJ, and we would like to serve your needs as well. So please stop by today and allow us to become your go-to hardwood flooring company for all your needs.