The Young Guns in our country known as Millennials were born between 1977 and 2000. They comprise over 25% of of the US population. Needless to say, they have amazing buying power and are a completely new breed of consumers. They love the outdoors, good causes and renewable/sustainable products like wood & wood flooring!
This group of home-buyers, renovators or builder are NOT looking for the big McMansion home. They are looking for the small, functional house or the perfect fixer upper that they can put their personal mark on. And, trust me, they do their research!
It may be a contradiction.
Engineered Flooring is Real Wood – Really!
Both engineered and solid wood floors are made using real wood. Solid hardwood floors are just that – solid wood. Each board of solid hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of hardwood that’s usually 3/4 of an inch thick. Because of its thickness, it can be sanded down and refinished several times.
Engineered hardwood is made of a core of plywood with a layer of hardwood affixed to the top surface, usually 4mm thick. It’s more resistant to moisture and heat compared to solid.