You have a choice of domestics and exotics. The most popular ones are oak, maple, walnut, cherry, and hickory. Know that oak has two versions, white oak, and red oak.
It affects the number of times a floor can be sanded and refinished. Solid ranges from ⅝ to ¾- inch. Engineered ranges from 5/16 to ¾ inch and there should be at least three layers. Solid can be sanded up to six times; engineered four to five.
The solid installation has a tongue and groove where the pieces fit together. Then they must be glued, nailed, or stapled to the floor. Engineered adds a floating floor, where the pieces fit together to form a mat and then it fits over an existing subfloor. No adhesive or nails are needed.
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