Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring has come a long way in quality and style variety, and Whitetail Hardwood Floors is proud to offer its install with the same precision and care as solid hardwood. In many instances, particularly environmental and subfloor considerations, engineered hardwood is the best option for your desired area. We are here to expertly inform and support your selection, and you can be rest assured, the look and feel you want will align with the results.

What Is Engineered Flooring?


Engineered hardwood is produced with three to five thin layers of hardwood, each stacked cross grain with the next and bonded together with heat and pressure. This process creates a strong and durable material less likely affected by changes in humidity and can be installed in all levels of your home, including below grade rooms.

The Benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring:

  • Because of the engineering process (stacked cross grain layers bonded with heat and pressure), engineered flooring is known for strength and durability.
  • Engineered wood floors can be installed on any level of your home, including below grade rooms such as basements and over concrete subfloors.
  • Engineered wood floors resist warping, expansion, and shrinkage.
  • Engineered wood floors offer a wide variety of species and styles, mostly in prefinished options.
  • Like solid hardwood, engineered wood floors can increase the value of your home.

Other Considerations:

  • Unlike solid hardwood flooring that can be sanded many times to refinish and restore the floor surface, the thin top layer of engineered flooring only allows sanding and refinishing 1-2 times at most.
  • The thin layer also makes engineered floors more susceptible to dents and damage, and more difficult to repair.
  • The engineering process can sometimes interfere with the top layer’s appearance, altering the intended natural grain that solid hardwood would maintain.
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