Engineered hardwood flooring installed $5.99 sqft. – Includes material, adhesive, labor and taxes*
Engineered hardwood flooring is real wood flooring, but is more stable than solid wood. Engineered wood flooring is less susceptible to shrinking and expanding with changes in temperatures and humidity while the multiple wood layers in engineered hardwood make it very durable.
Engineered wood flooring is composed of two or more layers of wood in the form of a plank. The top layer (lamella) is the wood that is visible when the flooring is installed and is adhered to the core. The increased stability of engineered wood is achieved by running each layer at a 90° angle to the layer above. This stability makes it a universal product that can be installed over all types of subfloors above, below or on grade. Engineered wood is the most common type of wood flooring used globally.
There are several different categories of engineered wood flooring:
All timber wood floors are made from sawn wood and are the most common category of engineered wood flooring. They do not use rotary peeled veneer, composite wood (such as HDF), or plastic in their construction.
Veneer floors use a thin layer of wood over a core that is commonly a composite wood product.
Acrylic impregnated wood flooring uses a layer of wood that is impregnated with liquid acrylic then hardened using a proprietary process.
Laminate and vinyl floors are often confused with engineered wood floors, but are not—laminate uses an image of wood on its surface, while vinyl flooring is plastic formed to look like wood.
*Above prices are for installations of 800sqft or more. For installations less then 800sqft we offer excellent prices too, just ask for a quote!