Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Flooring

Engineered Hardwood Flooring Means Superior Stability

Engineered Hardwood Flooring comprises multiple layers of wood, typically ranging from three to ten plies, which are bonded together. This multi-layered construction imparts exceptional stability to engineered wood, surpassing that of solid wood and minimizing concerns related to contraction and expansion due to temperature and humidity fluctuations.

Ideal for below-ground-level installations, our engineered flooring is an excellent choice for transforming finished basements into inviting, functional spaces.

Popular Wood Species for Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Close-up photo of Hickory hardwood flooring.
Beautiful example of solid Mahogany hardwood flooring.
Nice photo of white oak hardwood flooring.
White Oak
The beautiful planks of Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring are suitable everywhere.
Brazilian Cherry
closeup of Red Oak Hardwood Flooring
Red Oak
Beautiful example of SOLID Santos Mahogany hardwood flooring.
Santos Mahogany
Good example of walnut hardwood flooring.
Photograph example of maple hardwood floor from Whole Wood.

Finding The Best Engineered Wood Floors

Unlike SOLID hardwood flooring which is 100% hardwood, ENGINEERED is layered and can range from 3-ply to 9-ply and beyond. With engineered hardwood floors, the more layers the better.

How Thick Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring? Key to look for:

  • 1-2 mm wear layer and 5 finish coats usually gets a 10-15 year warranty.
  • Engineered 5-ply with 2-3 mm wear layer have 15-25 year warranties.
  • The best flooring option is 7-9 pl layers with 3+ mm wear layer which warranty for 25+ years!

To check for quality, check the thickness of the "wear" layer and the number of finish coats. Good engineered floors have 1-2 mm wear layer and 5 finish coats... these will come with a 10-15 year warranty.

A better engineered style would be 5-ply and 2-3 mm wear layer -- these will typically have 15-25 year warranties.

The best engineered hardwood flooring options are 7-9 ply layers and 3+ mm wear layer -- these will warranty for 25 plus years.

Can Engineered Floors Be Refinished?

Yes they can get refinished! But.. only once or twice depending on how thick your wear layer is. As a general guideline, a 3 mm thick wear layer can handle 2 re-finishings. You can sand down the top later to erase scratches and dents.

We Offer The Best Prices and Selection of ENGINEERED Hardwood Flooring styles in the San Francisco Bay Area

Whole Wood really does provide the best selection of engineered flooring from Marin to San Jose, from East Bay to Far West. Come visit our gigantic showroom + warehouse and see for yourself, or enjoy this tiny taste of beautiful engineered styles at Whole Wood:

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