When picking your new hardwood flooring, it can be a bit of a minefield to know what the differences are in the different floor types available. Here at Oaksmith Flooring, we’re here to help!

Wood floors, whether they are engineered hardwood, solid hardwood, or laminate, are always a great choice. They are durable, easy to clean, great for people with allergies, and look fantastic.

Here’s our guide to help you with your flooring choice.


Solid hardwood flooring is exactly what it says it is, solid planks of wood used for flooring. They look great and can last for many years but unfortunately, varying temperatures and moisture can cause a lot of problems with solid hardwood flooring.

Composition of our engineered hardwood flooring.

Our engineered hardwood flooring uses a single specie plantation hardwood for its core and back layer (unlike most others), and a true sawn oak lamella for the top layer. No sliced or peeled veneers here!

Because of the advanced technologies available when making engineered hardwood flooring, this means engineered hardwood flooring is made to withstand varying temperatures and humidity changes, and offers unrivaled stability.


Oaksmith Flooring Majorca Engineered Hardwood Floor

Solid hardwood flooring often comes in narrow planks so that when it’s installed, the seams between the planks are tighter. Engineered hardwood flooring has slightly beveled edges (so slight you hardly notice!) and comes in a variety of widths meaning you have more choices for your flooring project.

Easy cleaning and maintenance

On the face of it, cleaning and maintaining hardwood floors, whether solid or engineered, is easy. Make sure to wipe up spills as soon as possible and sweeping/vacuuming will keep your floor in great condition and looking as good as it did the day it was installed.

Whatever choice you make for your new floor, Oaksmith Flooring is proud to stock Floorart Parquetry engineered hardwood floors, known for their unrivaled stability, beauty, and longevity.

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