Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Our engineered hardwood flooring consists of waterproof HDPC® core which helps prevent moisture from under the flooring. Engineered hardwood flooring is usually more budget-friendly option than typical solid hardwood flooring. Our engineered hardwood is available with various features such as scratch resistances, dent resistance, installable over most existing floors, etc.
All our engineered hardwood floorings are considered 100% waterproof, but is not warranted for long lasting water spills, leaks, or floods.
Scratches are inevitable in almost any hard surface flooring but can be prologed by using simple preventative measures; keeping pets nails trimmed regularly, using walk off mats to keep small grit off the flooring, using felt pads on all table/furniture legs, and routing cleaning .
We have had praises about how well our flooring resists with pets, and we have little negative feedback about scratching; our flooring is very durable, but not flooring is scratch proof.
While this flooring is designed for do it yourself in mind, it is recommended to have a professional install the flooring, so you have someone to go back to if there is ever an issue.
Laminate flooring is made using an MDF core where our engineered hardwood flooring has a layer of real wood with a high-density plastic composite core making the flooring “Waterproof.”
It is best to have a professional calculate the material needed, but you can always figure the area, and add 5% to 10% of waste.
There will always be cut ends that may not be able to be used, so if you do not add extra to your calculation, you may run short of material.
Basic floor installation tools: rubber hammer, tapping block (or scrap piece of flooring), tape measure, marking utensil, utility knife and/or saw, spacers, and pull bar.
Most of our engineered hardwoods do not need an underlayment pad as they have a 1mm pad attached.
We highly recommend a 6mil moisture barrier when installing over a concrete slab. A moisture barrier should not be used over wood substrates.
Engineered hardwood floorings can be installed in any interior room of the home. Engineered hardwood floorings are not designed for exterior use.
Yes, our engineered hardwood flooring can be installed over radiant heat systems as long as the heat system is an embedded system, meaning that the heat system should be in mortar or concrete.
Our engineered hardwood flooring can be installed over most surfaces, excluding textile products and existing floating floors.
You should always level the substrate so you have a smooth, flat, hard surface; the flatter the substrate, the better your floor will perform.
A chop saw and/or a table saw is the best saws to make your cuts.
All floating floors require an expansion space to allow the flooring to move freely without restriction, restricted floors can have separating or buckling issues if the expansion space is not allowed.
Transitions complete an area and is needed to cover the expansion space needed at that transition. You can always allow a larger expansion space in bigger areas to avoid transitions in the middle of a large room.
Yes, all types of flooring can be installed on stairs.
Do not use nails, or glue to install your flooring, it will cause issues in the near future.
Maintenance & Repair Questions
Sweep regularly, and use a hardwood cleaner with a microfiber dust mop, do not use a vacuum with a beater bar.
We do not recommend wet mops or steam mops. These types of mops may harm the flooring after extended use.
No, you do not want to use wax on your floor because the wax will build up the flooring finish and turn a low maintenance floor into a high maintenance floor.
You do want to maintain a consistent temperature between 60°and 85°F (18.33° and 29.44°C) before, during, and after installation for best performance.
Sweep regularly, use walk off mats, and use felt protectors on all furniture and chair legs.
For best results, you can contact your local home improvement store and ask for “hardwood touch up pen for scratches.” As far as dents, dents can be a little more tricky, it is best to find a professional for best advice.