Hardwood flooring in Cincinnati, OH from Bush Flooring Center

Tips for understanding if hardwood flooring is for you

Solid hardwood and engineered wood each have different characteristics, which means you'll enjoy a lot of flexibility if you install wood flooring in your home. In addition, domestic and exotic wood species, with their distinctive grain patterns and colors, are numerous.

Bush Flooring Center offers a wide variety of hardwood flooring in Cincinnati, OH, including trendy textured styles like wire-brushed and handscraped.


Solid hardwood planks are nailed to a wood subfloor, but engineered wood planks are installed over almost any type of subfloor and existing hard surface flooring. That's because manufactured planks click and lock together, floating above the surface beneath them.

As a result, hardwood flooring finished on-site have a flush look, while factory-finished plank floors have a beveled look.

Water tolerance

Solid hardwood flooring is only installed in a moisture-free space, but engineered wood is designed to tolerate moisture. Many layers of plywood, positioned in different directions, make up the base under the hardwood layer.

In addition, manufactured planks are laid on top of underlayment that enhances the floor's performance, and a vapor barrier, which keeps excess moisture away from the flooring, can be added.


Solid hardwood floors can be sanded down and refinished several times; thus, a new floor will likely never need to be replaced.

High-quality engineered wood floors with a thick surface layer can be refinished once, so a new floor is expected to have a lifespan of many decades. A textured style that hides scratches may be preferable for pet owners.

For all your hardwood flooring needs

Family-owned Bush Flooring Center installs hardwood flooring in the greater Cincinnati area, a region in Ohio that includes Montgomery, Mason, and Loveland.

Design consultation and in-home estimates are included with every flooring upgrade. Visit our showroom in Cincinnati today, or contact us to learn more about our shop-at-home service.