TWO DIFFERENT CONSTRUCTIONS. BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND DURABLE.
Should you go with solid hardwood or engineered hardwood? Both are made with genuine hardwood and available in a range of species, styles, and levels of durability—but they’re constructed differently. The type you choose will depend on personal preference and where you plan to install.
Solid hardwood flooring is milled from a solid piece of 100% hardwood and topped with a protective finish. These floors are valued for their long-lasting beauty and durability. While they can be sanded and refinished several times if desired, you can also enjoy a look for life. Solid hardwood is installed over wood subfloors and is perfect for rooms on first and second floors—living areas, bedrooms and even kitchens. All Bruce® solid hardwood is made in the USA with domestically sourced lumber.
Engineered Hardwood – Plywood Core
Engineered hardwood flooring with a plywood core has a layered construction, with the top and bottom layer being 100% natural wood. The middle core is made with layers of crisscrossing plywood that are bonded for extra strength and stability. This structure makes engineered hardwood an excellent choice for installation on any floor of the home, including basements, and over concrete subfloors and radiant heating systems. Some engineered hardwood products that have a thicker top layer, so can be sanded and refinished.
Engineered Hardwood – Densitek™ Core
Made up of layers, engineered hardwood with Densitek™ core is constructed with a 100% natural wood veneer top, Densitek™ core and 100% wood bottom. Densitek™ core is an engineered wood composite material created by compressing real wood fibers. It is more dense and less porous than solid wood or wood veneer, offering greater dent resistance, dimensional stability and moisture resistance.