Hardwood vs. Engineered Wood Flooring: Pros & Cons From An Expert Builder
Let’s quickly put things into perspective — there is no other surface area in your home that you will have such frequent, intimate contact with than flooring. It greets the soles of your feet when you roll out of bed in the morning. It’s there when the new puppy prances in from the yard, covered with mud up to its belly. It catches the crumbs and drippings of your culinary experiments. It supports your children or grandchildren learning to walk… and fall.
And of course, flooring has tremendous aesthetic value. A marble tile foyer makes a much more dramatic impression than carpeting. Flooring has qualities to it — temperature, strength, shine, color, size, quality, pattern. Your home’s architecture, interior design and style has to harmonize with your flooring, particularly when the flooring spans the home or multiple rooms, whereas furnishings and paint colors have less responsibility and can be changed out more easily.