Hardwood Flooring in Easthampton, MA
Embrace nature with an elegant hardwood floor. Hardwood flooring is a popular choice in many households because of its durability and unique characteristics. Hampton Flooring Center stocks a wide range of quality hardwood and bamboo flooring in a variety of colors and grains.
Solid and Engineered Hardwood—What's the Difference?
Solid hardwood is the traditional version of hardwood flooring. This features planks made from a single, solid piece of real wood. Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, is made from thin slices of hardwood layered on top of another piece of high-quality wood composite, such as plywood. Engineered wood is often more cost-effective and versatile. It can often be installed on any grade—even in basements.
The durability of your hardwood is determined largely by the thickness of each plank. Other factors include the wear layer and finish. Standard hardwood planks come in a few different thicknesses. A ½-inch or 3/8-inch thickness is common for engineered hardwood planks, for instance. Solid hardwood floors, on the other hand, are much thicker—often ¾-inch, with an added wear layer. This wear layer allows for additional refinishing. This is one major selling point of solid hardwood. Engineered wood can often be sanded, but it's likely only able to undergo a single treatment over its lifespan.
There are many different hardwood styles and textures to choose from. Hover over each image to learn more about some of our popular looks.
Still looking for more info about hardwood flooring? Here are some of the most common questions we get at Hampton Flooring Center.