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Engineered Wood Flooring Ideas

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Engineered-wood flooring is made with a veneer of real wood that can be more durable than traditional hardwood. Plus, it even installs over concrete and can be glued, stapled or free-floated.

Engineered hardwood flooring samples in several colors, finishes and wood looks

What Is Engineered Hardwood?

Engineered hardwood floors are made of layers of wood, plywood and fiberboard.


Learn how to Install an Engineered Hardwood Floor

 

Cross-section of engineered wood flooring types showing layers.

Advantages of Engineered Hardwood

  • Its durability makes engineered wood a good choice for kids’ rooms and entries as well as living spaces.
  • Engineered wood resists water damage and warping better than traditional hardwood.
  • It can feature looks that cannot be found in solid hardwood flooring.
  • Depending on the thickness of the veneer, engineered floors can be refinished.
  • It can be more durable than traditional hardwood.
  • It can be glued, stapled or floated.
  • It can even be installed over concrete.

 

Engineered wood flooring samples in light, dark, gray, distressed and hand-scraped finishes.

Smart Selections

  • Choose the veneer in the wood species you like.
  • Engineered hardwood comes in a variety of textures that often aren’t available in solid hardwood.
  • Mix widths and grain patterns.
  • Colors and tones range from light to dark.

 

Get Inspired with Our Gallery of Engineered Wood-look Flooring Ideas