Engineered hardwood flooring IS real hardwood flooring. Instead of being one solid piece of wood, it is made up of layers of wood, but with all the warmth and beauty of solid hardwood flooring with some advantages that solid hardwood flooring can’t claim. Engineered hardwood flooring, like solid hardwood flooring, comes in many species, widths, colors, and finishes. Millworks has hundreds of options to choose from. Visit our show rooms and see for yourself.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring FAQ's
What are the advantages of engineered flooring?
Can I refinish engineered hardwood flooring like I can solid hardwood flooring?
Engineered hardwood flooring comes with many different thicknesses of the hardwood veneer. Generally speaking, you can refinish an engineered floor if the surface veneer is at least 2MM thick. Many thicker veneer products can be refinished just as many times as a ¾” solid product. Always check with your Millworks salesperson or manufacturer before refinishing any engineered hardwood floor.
Does engineered hardwood flooring look the same as solid hardwood flooring?
A lot of this will depend on the quality of the product. There are many different ways to get the veneer needed for engineered flooring. The lower end products use a peeling method and someone with a good eye for hardwood flooring can tell the product isn’t solid. Many of the better products use the same sawing technique used in the manufacturing of solid hardwood flooring. These products are almost impossible for even an expert to tell apart from a solid. You tell me, one of the floors in the picture is a solid and the other is engineered. Can you tell which is which?
How is engineered hardwood flooring installed?
The methods for installing engineered hardwood flooring vary from a click floating install similar to how laminate is installed, to glue down which is often used over concrete, to nail down over a wood subfloor just like solid hardwood flooring is installed.