The Choice Is Yours
Engineered wood flooring has come a long way. Today, it constitutes 30 percent of all wood flooring sold in the U.S. So whether you're building a new home or restoring an old one, you can be certain that among the wide variety of styles, finishes, and installation methods available, there's a perfect choice of engineered wood for your flooring project.
If you want the warmth of traditional hardwood flooring, look no further than white or red oak. Think you can't afford it? Think again! Oak engineered flooring costs but a fraction of the real thing, and with your choice of stains or finishes, you can create or re-create any look that you love.
Light-color floors are a superb option for dining rooms, children's nurseries, or indeed any space you wish to feel bright and airy. In this natural maple engineered floor, each piece shows variations in color and shade, so once the boards come together in the completed installation, the floor becomes a fresh, mood-lifting foundation for decor.
Plank floors, whose boards are wider than the traditional three inches, tend to have a custom look reminiscent of historic homes and country settings. Brazilian Cherry (pictured here) catches the eye with its varied grain patterns and warm red and gold tones, allowing homeowners to achieve a look of luxury with a minimum of hassle.
"Hand-scraped" or Distressed
Distressed finishes join the rustic, old-world feel of antique flooring with the durability and simplified installation boasted by engineered products. The textured surface tolerates bumps and bruises quite well, making a "hand-scraped" option not only a great-looking choice, but also a practical ones for high-traffic areas or homes with pets and kids.
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