Multiple layers of high-performance wood, fused together to maximize performance

Why Choose Hardwood?

Engineered hardwood flooring is comprised of multiple layers of wood that are fused together to support stability. Engineered hardwood consists of several layers of hardwood or soft plywood that are designed to be more resistant to lower & higher moisture levels than solid wood. These layers lie beneath the surface layer or wear layer, also known as a veneer. The veneer is made up of solid hardwood that makes sanding & refinishing possible.
Unlike solid wood, engineered wood will not expand or contract as easily due to changing temperatures or humidity. Therefore, if you are looking to upgrade an area of your facility with hardwood floors but have concerns regarding buckling and warping, engineered wood may just be what you are looking for. Engineered wood is a renewable building material that is a healthy choice for our environment.


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.

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Engineered Wood

Engineered wood flooring has a layered structure: wood top and backing with a strong, stable core made from cross layers of pressed plywood.

Engineered hardwood flooring is available in a large selection of creative styles and textures that bring warmth and character to any space. Its structure makes engineered wood flooring a great choice for basements, over concrete subfloors and over radiant heating systems.


Solid Wood

Beneath its protective finish, solid hardwood flooring is exactly that: solid through and through. Solid hardwood floors tend to be the most sought-after floors.

Solid wood is known for durability and timeless beauty, but can also be visually versatile. You can keep a look for life, or on many of our floors sand and refinish again and again. At Florida Carpet Service, our solid hardwood is always made in the USA with domestically sourced lumber, a naturally sustainable resource.


Selection Tips

Wood Species

Both solid hardwood & engineered wood are available in a variety of species.

If you have a species preference, start your search there as not all wood types are available in every color or style. There are two ways species could play into your selection decision:


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.

Color and style have a major impact on your finished project.

With endless design options, figuring out which features are most important to you will help guide your decision.


Natural wood characteristics vary depending on which species you select, giving you plenty of stylish options to choose from.


Select from a spectrum of colors, tones and even multi-tonal designs to coordinate with any style.


Choose between smooth traditional hardwood, distressed-look hardwood, or something in between.


High gloss floors present a polished style, but don’t hide scratches as well. Low gloss floors provide a more natural look while showing less wear.


The natural character of hardwood varies between species and collections. Some collections have more even-looking planks that create a uniform look on the overall floor. Other collections are full of character, with plank-to-plank variations in color, streaks and filled knots and splits.

Plank Width

Hardwood planks come in many widths. Width affects the cost of your floors (narrower is typically less expensive), how open or cozy a room feels (wider feels more open), or the overall style (narrow planks are more traditional).


Consider how your space will be used & keep these factors in mind:

Installation Area

Opt for engineered hardwood if moisture is a possibility - like in a basement - or over concrete slab or radiant heating.

Wood Hardness

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.

Natural beauty meets performance & durability