Engineered Flooring

The craftsmanship and innovation from Floor Coverings International® offers more flooring options for your home or business. Get the classic aesthetic of real hardwood floors without the expensive prices and inconvenience of installation by choosing either engineered wood or laminate wood flooring. If you’re tempted to go with real hardwood just because it’s popular, first compare its similarities and differences to laminate and engineered wood for your home. You may come across advantages you didn't realize before.

Engineered Wood Flooring Benefits

Engineered wood flooring accounts for approximately 30 percent of all the wood flooring purchased in the U.S. today. Most planks come with a factory finish that keeps it in good condition for many years, making them durable and cost-effective. Engineered wood flooring can be used where traditional wood often isn't installed, like in directly over slabs of concrete or in basements. Budget-minded homeowners can take a look at our inventory from the comfort of their homes and see how they would look in their rooms with the aid of our Mobile Flooring Showroom® and Design Associates.

Hardwood usually comes to mind when people want to have an attractive wood grain pattern for their home. However, there are other possibilities and benefits when it comes to considering other types of floors. You may want to consider more economical options when you need to stay within a certain price point. We carry engineered wood flooring from top manufacturing brands. We aim to go above and beyond to meet your satisfaction with the flooring style you select, so you can rest assured that your floors are of the highest quality. Each type of engineered wood floor styles comes with unique attributes, which is why these versatile and customizable floors are so popular with homeowners.

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What Are Engineered Wood Floors?

Engineered wood flooring first appeared in the 60s as an alternative option to traditional wood. Since then, engineered wood floors have improved in aesthetic appearance and performance. Floor Coverings International® carries numerous wood species with a range of surface effects, dimensions, and options that are perfect for any room in your home. Whether you want a timeworn patina and opt for a hand-scraped effect, or decide on dark mahogany that highlights your open layout, we have what you want.

Engineered wood flooring is made of a visible layer of solid wood placed over manufactured materials and looks like hardwood planks. It has the elegant look of real hardwood with an engineered layer below constructed from high-density plywood and fiberboard. The planks are laid perpendicular to each other to form a sturdy lattice-like structure held together with a combination of wax and adhesive. Even though it has a thin layer of wood, the underside of it offers more resistant to water damage. Engineered wood floors also have plenty of custom options in terms of design and is environmentally friendly because its core and backing can consist of up to 70% repurposed wood.

Engineered Wood Floor Benefits

  • Engineered wood resembles the appearance of wood because it's made with a wooden exterior layer and available in an array of tones and varieties of wood, including maple, walnut, oak, hickory, and more.
  • The interior layer is engineered wood constructed from compressed plywood and high-density fiberboard.
  • Boards are assembled perpendicularly to form a strong and an interlacing framework.
  • It is more resistant to water damage because of the wax and adhesive holding it.
  • It's eco-friendly because its core and backing is made up of up to 70% of repurposed wood.
  • Our partnerships with flooring manufacturers let us offer our clients quality solutions that we back wholeheartedly.
  • Our hardwood flooring installations are carried out to the highest standards of quality and are sure to retain their charm over time.
  • Engineered wood flooring is aesthetically appealing and easy to keep in good condition.

We're Dedicated To Quality And Delight

With more than 370,000 happy customers, Floor Coverings International® has Design Associates you can count on. No other flooring company provides a shopping and installation experience quite like us. We’re the only company that brings samples to directly to your living room and help you choose from the best flooring styles and see how the completed result will look before you decide on a certain style. Our business is 100% client-centered, and we offer you better-than-you-imagined products at affordable rates.

Different Types of Hardwood Flooring

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Engineered Wood Floors Are A Sensible Choice

Engineered wood floors are an excellent option for any homeowner who is wanting to add value and an elegant appearance to various areas of their home. Wood flooring is known to give off a cozy and comfortable environment that'll make you look forward to winding down in your home. The warmth and charm of wood flooring have great ability to raise your property value, meaning it's a worthwhile home improvement project. They're certain to look amazing and make a positive impression on your friends and family. Engineered wood flooring is an affordable alternative that offers you the best of both worlds in terms of their beautiful hardwood-like qualities and budget-friendly rate.

On top of looking great, this kind of flooring requires only simple maintenance and it's easy to keep in good condition for many years. With regular sweeping and disinfecting, you'll minimize dust, pet dander, bugs, and bits of food on your floors. You may also want to vacuum or steam clean your floors, although engineered wood floors are generally durable when compared to other sorts of flooring. This kind of regular maintenance will minimize dirt and dust in your home and keep your new floors looking their best.

The strength and performance of engineered wood flooring allow it to better withstand foot traffic in a busy house. The wood layer will last for many years with the right care, and its timeless look will certainly age well. Engineered wood floors are more resistant to water and well built, so you're better able to prevent any water damage or other problems with regular cleaning. It makes sense to invest in a more affordable alternative that has the appearance of hardwood and will stay in good shape for a long time.

Set Up A Manufactured Flooring Consultation With A Design Associate

Our Design Associates guide you on the different designs and brands of engineered wood flooring. We will assist you in making an informed decision about the flooring you choose for your home. Our team will make sure that you're satisfied with the floors you decide on, so that it fits your interior design. Please call us to schedule a consultation to discuss the possibilities with a team member.

Learn More About New Hardwood Floors in Your Home Today

Finding the perfect flooring shouldn't have to be a struggle. Floor Coverings International® makes the process effortless! One of our Design Associates will arrive at your home in our Mobile Flooring Showroom®, where you'll be able to browse our inventory and even see what our engineered wood flooring choices look like in your home.