Nothing compares with the beauty of genuine hardwood floors. Whether engineered hardwood or solid hardwood flooring, the glow of natural wood brings comfort and beauty to any room. Wayfair carries thousands of species of hardwood flooring, including oak, hickory, maple, cherry, birch, cork, bamboo, and exotic hardwood species.
Solid Hardwood Flooring: Solid hardwood flooring is the original hardwood floor. The biggest advantage of solid hardwood is the ability to refinish the floor many times (every time you refinish, you sand a little bit off. Because of this well cared for solid hardwood floors can last for generations.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring: Engineered hardwood is a more modern invention that offers true hardwood flooring at a lower price. Engineered hardwood uses cheaper, less attractive woods as the base of the flooring and then uses true solid hardwood on the top. This gives a flooring option that is truly hardwood flooring and looks identical, but is more cost effective. The downside of engineered hardwood is that it cannot be refinished as often as solid hardwood. This is rarely a problem, as well cared for hardwood floors will typically outlast the owners even without refinishing.
Bamboo Hardwood Flooring: Bamboo flooring is an attractive and environmentally friendly hardwood flooring option. Bamboo is classified as a hardwood, and most bamboo ranks on the highest end of the janka hardness scale and is typically as hard as oak. Bamboo is often recommended as the best pet-friendly hardwood option because the hardness of bamboo resists scratches and dents that can be made from dog claws.
Cork Hardwood Flooring: Cork flooring is classified as a hardwood and is another environmentally friendly flooring option. In addition, cork is naturally antimicrobial which helps reduce the growth mold if the floor gets damp.