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Which hardwood style for you?

Hardwood is always the right choice; it is classic, fits into any style, can last up to 100 years, and adds value to your property. While solid and engineered flooring is not vastly different, the decision will be based upon your personal preferences. Your retailer can guide you on the right one for you.

D & D Flooring is a 30-year-old, family-owned company known for stability and quality in both selling and installing floors, whether it is for your home or a commercial facility.

There is no project that is too large or too small for us. We stay with you every step of the way until the job is completed to your satisfaction. Because of our great reputation, we are part of the Gardendale Chamber of Commerce.

In our showroom alone, we have over 100 hardwood samples in our flooring store. We carry both solid and engineered styles, with thicknesses that ranged from ¾-inch up to two inches.

Please feel free to visit our showroom in Gardendale, AL. We service Gardendale, Fultondale, Kimberly, Mount Olive,and Warrior. We also offer a complimentary in-home estimate.

What is the engineered hardwood style?

The difference is only in the construction. Solid is one slab throughout the floor, and the fibers are parallel to each other.

Engineered is layered. On top is a slice of high-quality wood; this is known as the veneer layer and it gives the floor that gorgeous knotty, grainy surface with undertones (secondary colors) that can be coordinated to enhance a room’s look.

Underneath are at least three layers of genuine wood, combined with some resins. These are placed crosswise, so it has more stability, with increased ability to handle moisture. This style has taken over a large portion of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to those who want beauty, but who also have a practical bent.

Like solid, it adds value to your home. Although it should not be installed in such a wet room as the full bath, it can be placed in half-baths, powder rooms, and any area that is considered below grade.

Thickness matters

True for anything, but it is especially so for engineered. It can be refinished, but the number of times it can be sanded will depend upon thickness.

While it typically is ¾-inches overall, you will note that we have a range going all the way up to two. Thickness also affects appearance, quality, and longevity.