October 24, 2011
Somerset solid hardwood ﬂooring is a single piece of solid wood that
is crafted into a strip or plank ﬂooring through an advanced milling
and ﬁnishing process.
Somerset’s engineered hardwood ﬂooring has a solid top layer, or
face, supported by six additional layers that are cross-grained and
laminated together to form a 1/2” thick piece of plank ﬂooring. This
cross graining provides greater dimensional stability, minimizing the
expansion and contraction that natural wood exhibits when
exposed to varying moisture levels and temperatures.
Somerset’s engineered ﬂooring has a sawn face, to replicate the look of solid ﬂooring, so the main considerations for choosing solid or engineered ﬂooring have to do with where and how the ﬂooring will be installed. Both are excellent
choices to install on or above grade (ground level), depending on the type of subﬂ oor you have. If you choose to put hardwood ﬂooring below grade, in a basement, for example, you will need to install engineered ﬂooring.