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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.


New Classic Contemporary

Light-tone or gray-white engineered wood flooring in a living room.

Wood-look floors fit in all sorts of spaces. A gray-white engineered oak floor lends this urban loft just the right vibe—cool, clean and on-trend.


Get Some Attention

A walnut engineered wood floor in a living room.

Make the floor a focal point. The floor in this living space makes an unmistakable statement with differing plank widths and an irregular walnut surface.


Beautiful First Impression

Deep-tone engineered wood flooring in a formal foyer.

Good architectural bones need a great floor to rest upon. This chocolate-color oak engineered plank floor brings a warm and formal feel to this elegant entry.


Star of the Show

Engineered flooring with an aged look in a living room.

Don’t hide a beautiful new floor under area rugs. Let the warm wood tones take center stage.


Coordinated Kitchen

Multi-tone engineered wood flooring in a kitchen.

The moisture resistance of engineered flooring makes it a good choice for kitchens, where meal-prep spills clean up easily. Mix grains and widths to help break up large, open spaces.


Explore More Wood-look Flooring

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Find more options for flooring that looks like wood and discover the best flooring for your needs.