Multiple layers of high-performance wood, fused together to maximize performance
Engineered wood is real wood flooring that’s built in layers and bonded together. The top layer shows all the natural traits & beauty of the selected species, just as you would see with any genuine wood floor. The multiple layers of high density fiberboard provide greater strength & stability than solid wood.
The superior stability of our engineered hardwood floors results in resistance to changes in temperatures and humidity. The benefit for clients is that this type of floor can be installed anywhere, including moisture-prone areas like finished basements, where you'd never expect to see a hardwood floor.
Whilst engineered hardwood flooring is not a solid hardwood, it’s still a genuine hardwood solution with all the warmth, beauty, and lifetime value it brings to a space. A quality engineered floor will last as long and perform as well as a solid wood floor, and can even be refinished – just not as many times.
Engineered hardwood flooring can be stapled, glued, or floated, depending on the product you choose. Floating floors are the easiest to install and can go directly over an existing floor. Installed engineered wood planks look the same as solid wood planks.
Natural wood characteristics vary depending on which species you select, giving you plenty of stylish options to choose from.
Harder wood species, such as Oak, Maple and Hickory, are more resistant to dents & scratches than softer species like Walnut, Birch and Cherry.
Opt for engineered hardwood if moisture is a possibility - like in a basement - or over concrete slab or radiant heating.
Some species, like Oak, Maple and Hickory, are naturally harder than others and may be better choices for high-traffic areas.
All our hardwood floors come with a protective finish, but the level of protection can vary by collection.
Florida Carpet provides one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry, including installation & structural warranties.