Our engineered hardwood flooring has a wood top layer and engineered construction, allowing you to enjoy its natural beauty almost anywhere — even in basements. Select from a wide choice of high-performing styles.
Your own style will likely have the biggest influence as you narrow down your engineered wood options. Keeping these other factors in mind will make it even easier to choose that perfect floor.
Most engineered wood can be sanded and refinished several times throughout the life of the floor. Other things to keep in mind regarding the durability of engineered wood flooring:
Engineered hardwood can be installed in challenging spaces.
The structure makes it a versatile hardwood option for areas where humidity and temperature could be a concern — like basements — or over concrete slab or radiant heating systems. However, we still do not recommend installing engineered floors in laundry rooms or bathrooms.
Scratch and dent resistance differs among wood species.
The top layer of engineered flooring is wood, so hardness depends on the species. Oak, Maple and Hickory are naturally harder, so they resist dents, scratches and other signs of wear better than softer woods like Birch, Cherry and Walnut. See wood hardness scale.
You can get superior durability with the Performance Plus™ Collection.
With engineered hardwood floors, you have the option to create upscale and on-trend looks with wide and mixed-width planks, up to 7 1/2”.
Wide-width flooring showcases the wood grain’s natural beauty and can make expansive rooms feel cozier. Mixed-width designs are reminiscent of early-American craftsmanship, a style that’s having a modern resurgence.
Read more about wide plank hardwood flooring.
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Engineered hardwood flooring installation can be done in three different ways: staple, glue or float. Some products offer a choice of installation methods.
Float - Installation Method for DIYers
Engineered flooring using a floating floor method is considered DIY-friendly because it requires little glue, no staples or nails and allows for easy installation over a dry and even subfloor.
Glue or Staple - Consider Professional Installation
Unless you’re a very experienced DIYer, you may want to have a contractor handle your staple or glue installation, as these can be more challenging than the float method.
Read more about engineered hardwood installation.
3 things to know about cost and timeline before you start shopping:
Clearing your space – If the flooring is going into an existing living space, you’ll need to move furniture (and find a place to put it).
Removing the existing floor – Removal can take longer than installation, depending on the materials.
Subfloor and underlayment preparation – Your subfloor must be clean, level, dry and structurally sound to protect the integrity of the wood.