Engineered hardwood flooring is natural wood flooring. However, the construction features are a little different than solid wood.

The more you know about these materials, the better flooring decisions you can make. Here are some facts that will help you choose an excellent option for your home.

What is engineered flooring?

Engineered flooring construction is not solid wood, through and through. Instead, it comprises layers that come together to form the whole.

The backing layers are perpendicularly laid plywood pieces for excellent stability and strength. The top layer of engineered wood floors is a natural wood veneer, which acts as a wear layer, available in various thicknesses.

Once pressed together, these floors are perfect for any room in your home. They aren't waterproof but resist dampness and humidity better than solid wood.

Engineered wood flooring requires acclimation

Engineered hardwood flooring needs to acclimate for 48 to 72 hours before installation. This helps equalize the humidity between the flooring and its installation area.

Once acclimation is complete, installation can continue as normal. And we will discuss all the options available for your engineered wood flooring installation.

What to know about installation

Several factors can change the installation of your chosen flooring. For example, prefinished and site-finished materials are installed in different ways.

You can choose nail down, staple down, and floating options for these floors. Once you select your products, we'll give you all the details about this service.

Visit our showroom for your engineered wood flooring needs

If you're ready to shop for your flooring needs, visit us at Specialty Flooring. Our associates are standing by to ensure your best results, no matter the size of your remodel.

You can find your engineered hardwood flooring at our showroom in Ridgeland, SC. From there, we are proud to serve residents from:

  • Bluffton, SC
  • Hilton Head, SC
  • Beaufort, SC
  • Ridgeland, SC
  • Savannah, GA