Wood is the preferred furniture material for almost everyone and arguably the best. As our name points we also have a natural inclination towards wooden furniture. However choosing the right kind of wood can be quite tricky at times. Which one to choose – solid wood or engineered wood? We will give you a quick pros and cons evaluation of both, so that you can decide, which is best suited for you and then proceed.
Ps: Engineered wood is man-made wood, or manufactured board, which are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibres, or veneers or boards of wood, together with adhesives, or other methods of fixation to form composite material, eg. MDF boards, plywood etc.
Pros of Solid Wood
- A Solid wood furniture is something of a beauty, no doubt about it. The charm it adds to your home is undeniable.
- It is renowned for its tough nature. No amount of rough use can cause them enough harm, unless you go for it deliberately.
- They have a natural resistance to insects and termites
- They have a considerably low maintenance. If you are someone who doesn’t want to bother much about your furniture once it is in place, then it is the best choice for you.
- Due to its durability, it naturally has a longer life and which means you don’t have to spend money on another one for a long time.
- Even if it loses it’s charm with passing years, there is nothing a nice smoothening and a fresh coat of polish can’t fix.
Pros of Engineered Wood
- If budget is your prime concern this is your better choice as it is less costly.
- While it will not last longer like solid wood, it will have quite a number of years in it’s life because of the chemical treatments it undergoes
- It’s comparatively easy to work with than solid wood
- It can be customized easily according to your requirements. A creative carpenter can do wonders with it.
- It can be accessorized to have beautiful, creative looking furniture.
- If you are someone who likes to replace your furniture more often according to changing trends, then engineered wood can give you plenty of options at competitive prices
Cons of Solid Wood
- Considering the sturdiness, it difficult to handle compared to engineered ones.
- The general cost involved in the procurement and manufacture, places it in a pricey category.
Cons of Engineered Wood
- It’s a bit hard to determine the quality of engineered wood if you are not quite experienced with it and it can give you trouble.
- Life of engineered wood is less, compared to solid wood.
Hope we could help you decide upon the type of wood you want to have. If you have decided or not, you are always welcome to visit our shop or give us call, and we could explore together.
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