As for stains, there are three general hardwood tones. Light shades tend to be contemporary and airy and will make a room look larger. Dark tones are more traditional and formal. If you want a lot of knots, swirls, and raised grains, consider a medium tone where they'll show up the most.
Thickness affects both appearance, performance, and the number of times it can be sanded and refinished. For solid, the ideal is ¾-inch. It can be refinished five or six times.
The only difference between the two is the construction. While solid is one slab, engineered is layered. At the top is a slice of genuine wood with all the undertones, raised grains, knots, etc. that we've come to expect.
Underneath are three or more layers of authentic wood combined with a little resin and then placed in crosswise positions. This gives it more stability and an increased ability to handle water, so it can be installed in some higher-than-normal moisture places where solid isn’t recommended. While most Floridians don’t have basements, they do sometimes have concrete slabs, and that affects installation. Know that the thickness of engineered wood, like solid, affects the number of times it can be sanded and refinished. This has a range of ⅝ to ½-inch. Thicker is better, and it can be refinished up to five times.
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