Our Ideal Wood Floors
and why they aren't all created equal
Engineered hardwood has become one of the most popular types of flooring used in design today and for us, it’s even preferred over solid hardwood in some cases. Two of our favorite brands are Hakwood and Burchette & Burchette. In her own home, Marianne used Hakwood and she has loved them. We’ve also recently discovered Burchette & Burchette and are super impressed by their craftsmanship. Today, with the help of Josh Burchette of Burchette & Burchette (who we consider to be an expert on the subject), we’re sharing why we prefer engineered hardwood and why they’re not all created equal. And to be completely transparent, this post is in no way sponsored by anyone - we’re just sharing Josh’s wealth of knowledge to educate everyone to make better decisions.
What is engineered hardwood and why do we like it?
We love the look of solid hardwood floors and use them often, but engineered hardwood has quickly moved to the top of our list. Engineered hardwood flooring has the same look as a solid hardwood floor, but uses slightly different materials. While solid hardwood flooring uses a single wood plank, good engineered hardwood is made of a high-quality plywood core with a layer of hardwood flooring over top (see image below). Because of this, it can be used in slightly different ways than solid hardwood, while still looking the same.
There’s a lot of contradictory information about wood flooring, so we decided to go straight to the source and interviewed Josh Burchette to get his expert opinion and answers to a few questions regarding all things engineered hardwood.
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