Which is Better: Engineered or Solid Hardwood Flooring?

When it comes to real wood flooring there are two main options: engineered and solid hardwood. Understanding the difference between the two will help you decide which one is better for your home.

Similar Price and Cost to Install

Both are among the priciest flooring options, but are still highly desired by home buyers.

Engineered Wood has Better Moisture Resistance

 Ideal for below grade basements and condos with cement subfloors.

Hardwood Can Be Resurfaced Multiple Times

Considered the classic choice, long associated with quality and durability.

Virtual Consultation Process

I need help. Which flooring is right for me?

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  • The Home Depot offers FREE in-store consultations.
  • The specialist can provide a rough cost estimate for your project and book your in-home measure.
  • The measure requires a small deposit which will be applied to the cost of your countertop installation. 

I’m ready to purchase my flooring and get it installed.

1 Schedule your In-Home Measure

  • Before the installation can take place, the installer needs to visit your home to get accurate measurements of your work area.
  • Your installer will contact you before your measure to ask about your flooring choice, and to also collect a small deposit (starting at $60) which will be applied to the cost of your flooring installation.

2 In-Home Measure

  • The installer will assess your work area and bring flooring samples to finalize your flooring selection.
  • They will provide you a customized project quote, discuss financing options (if needed) and book your installation date. 

3 Installation

  • Once your project is completed, your installer will clean up the work area and perform a final inspection with you to ensure your satisfaction.

1 Schedule your In-Home Measure

Schedule your In-Home Measure

Before the installation can take place, the installer needs to visit your home to get accurate measurements of your work area. Your installer will contact you before your measure to ask about your flooring choice, and to also collect a small deposit (starting at $60) which will be applied to the cost of your flooring installation.

2 In-Home Measure

In-Home Measure

Before the installation can take place, the installer needs to visit your home to get accurate measurements of your work area. Your installer will contact you before your measure to ask about your flooring choice, and to also collect a small deposit (starting at $60) which will be applied to the cost of your flooring installation.

3 Installation

Installation

Before the installation can take place, the installer needs to visit your home to get accurate measurements of your work area. Your installer will contact you before your measure to ask about your flooring choice, and to also collect a small deposit (starting at $60) which will be applied to the cost of your flooring installation.

1 Book A Free Virtual Consultation

  • Use the online request form and our installer will reach out to you within 48 hours to set up a virtual consultation based on your availability

2 During Your Virtual Consultation

  • The installer will share a personalized visualizer tool to help you select the perfect flooring for your space
  • They will provide a quote, discuss financing options (if needed), book your in-home or virtual measure appointment and collect a small deposit towards your flooring installation

3 In-Home or Virtual Measure

  • The installer will visit your home to get accurate measurements of your flooring and book your installation date
  • If preferred, the installer can schedule a virtual measure appointment and guide you through the process

4 Installation

  • The installer will return to complete your new flooring project
  • Upon completion, the installer will clean up the work area and perform a final inspection to ensure your satisfaction

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