From a design point of view, engineered boards tend to be wider, and it almost always comes prefinished. Some find prefinished preferable because they’ll have complete samples to use when coordinating other furnishings. Others prefer finishing on-site because color and sheen can be controlled better.
Technically, it’s not hardwood, but it looks, feels, and has many of the same characteristics as wood. Bamboo flooring is a cost-effective, eco-friendly choice. It comes from the highly sustainable bamboo plant that is so fast-growing that a bamboo plant can mature in six years instead of the almost 20 it takes for a tree to mature.
Installation varies between the two hardwoods. Solid is a tongue and groove, nail down installation. Engineered can be a floating floor which is fast, uncomplicated and has less waste; it’s a click, mat and hover installation. Bamboo can be nailed or glued. To learn more about hardwood flooring, visit the Surdel Carpets Flooring and Design Centre
showroom in Surrey, British Columbia, especially if you live in Surrey, BC, Delta, BC, Langley, BC, Burnaby, BC, Coquitlam, BC, New Westminster, BC, White Rock, BC, North Vancouver, BC, West Vancouver, BC, or Vancouver, BC. Be sure to get your free hardwood flooring estimate when you are there.