Both Solid Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood are real wood. The difference betweeen the two is that Solid Hardwood is one piece of wood milled from lumber where as Engineered Hardwood is three to ten layers of wood called plies that are glued together in a cross-ply construction for added stability.
Beveled Edges have a very distinctive, deep V-groove, where as Microbeveled or Eased Edges have a less distinctive, more shallow V-groove between planks. Kissed Edges are even subtler than Eased Edges, about 1/2 of the depth. Distressed Edges have some slight irregularity often matching the look of distressed planks. Square Edges create a smooth, uniform surface from plank to plank.
From a do-it-yourself
standpoint, a Floating Floor
Installation is the easiest
method to install a Hardwood
Floor. Coming in second would be
a Staple or Nail Down
Installation, and a Glue Down
Installation is the most
difficult of the three methods.
Click-Lock refers to a specific
style of Floating Floors. For
more information check out our
Flooring Installation Guide in
Lock and Fold: flooring is snapped together by hand, generally easier to install (DIY-friendly!)
Click: flooring is installed by lining up the connectors at the side of each board and tapping them together with a mallet and tapping block
Glue: flooring requires adhesive or glue between each seam during installation to ensure a strong seal between each board