Here is your at home tip for today. Wood floors have become very popular but there are several types to choose from.
The first type is laminate flooring. Several companies make laminate flooring that is uses particle board (or similar) as a base and then a top layer that is not necessarily wood but rather a formica type material. It is made to look like wood but does not have the same feel as wood. This flooring is generally put down in sections that are glued or snapped together and does not do well in bathrooms or below grade.
Engineered flooring. This flooring typically uses a plywood base with a layer of wood veneer on the surface. This wood has benefits for installation and stability and can have a tough finish.
Traditional Hard wood flooring. This is typically 3/4″ thick. You have lots of choices in the type of species of woods.. The installation will require a nailer and you have a choice between non-finished and pre-finished.
That is your at home tip for today