Aug 26, 2019 · Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Wood . A floor that appears to be solid hardwood may be exactly that—solid planks of a hardwood such as oak, maple, birch, or mahogany that fit together with tongue-and-groove joints and nails.
Jan 23, 2019 · The old saw about how a good house starts with a good foundation applies to laying tile and resilient flooring. What may be a surprise, though, is that a tongue-and-groove subfloor, the typical base in old-house floors, and even common construction plywood or chipboard is neither smooth enough nor solid enough to be a good foundation on its own.