There are basically two types of hardwood flooring: Solid and engineered. Each has its own pro's and con's, but each is also a great option for homeowners as long as installed above grade (solid hardwood should not be installed below grade or in areas where moisture levels may be high). These limitations are why we only carry engineered hardwood flooring from Mohawk Industries.
In terms of the benefits of hardwood flooring for both solid and engineered wood flooring, is their ability to be refinished over time. All types of wood flooring will dull over the years, and when this happens, you can have the flooring refinished to bring it back to new-looking conditions. This is something that you cannot do with any other type of flooring (carpet, laminate, tile, etc).
The benefits of hardwood also extend to the elegance and warmth that you get with wood flooring. Unique grain patterns, deep color tones, and the ability to use wide planks to create a unique floor, are other benefits to hardwood that homeowners love.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of hardwood, come and see us at Wenke Flooring & Design in Kalamazoo, MI.