By means of an efficient dynamical LEED method, the surface structures of W(110) and W(100) faces are examined. It is found that the W(110) surface maintains the bulk structure, despite the possibility for the top tungsten atoms to settle into sites of higher coordination number. The W(100) face exhibits a possible contraction of the top atomic layer by 0.10 ± 0.10 Å. These results fit into a trend correlating a top-layer contraction with the absence of close-packing in the top layer, i.e. with the roughness of the surface.