What Is Engineered Hardwood?
Engineered hardwood floors are made of layers of wood, plywood and fiberboard.
Learn how to Install an Engineered Hardwood Floor
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.
- 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
New Classic Contemporary
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
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
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
Don’t hide a beautiful new floor under area rugs. Let the warm wood tones take center stage.
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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