Hardwood is extremely popular throughout the home, and it never goes out of style. It is tough against spills, and gives the house a cohesive look. High heals, moving furniture, pet claws and water can damage hardwood. But if protected, it can last a lifetime.
There are two types of hardwood: solid or engineered. Both are suitable for living spaces and the kitchen. Solid hardwood is considered more natural. It is installed by nailing or stapling it to a wooden subfloor. Like solid hardwood, engineered hardwood comes in countless colors, styles and widths. It withstands water better than solid hardwood and can be installed on top of concrete subfloors.