Engineered Hardwood2023-10-24T04:53:04-04:00
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Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood flooring is a popular choice for homeowners who want the look of real wood without the maintenance and cost associated with solid hardwood. While engineered wood floors are not as durable as solid hardwood, we have many advantages that make them attractive to homeowners.

More design options are available to architects and interior designers when they work with engineered hardwood instead of solid wood. Engineered hardwood has this characteristic because it is manufactured from numerous layers of solid wood.

At Vinyl Flooring & Beyond, we offer a wide selection of engineered hardwood flooring. Our collection includes multiple colors, finishes, and textures to choose from. You’ll find just the right option for your home or office with our help!

Advantages & Disadvantages

When installing engineered hardwood flooring in your home, it’s important to consider both the advantages and disadvantages.


  • Stability
  • Moisture Resistance
  • Wide Range of Installation Options
  • Cost-Effective
  • Enhanced Durability


  • Limited Refinishing
  • Visual Authenticity
  • Susceptibility to Moisture Damage
  • Lower Resale Value

It has engineered hardwood that blends natural hardwood’s aesthetic appeal with the engineered materials’ practicality. Vinyl Flooring & Beyond is a popular destination for shopping for this type of flooring among homeowners who seek the timeless charm of hardwood and the benefits of its long life, resistance to moisture, and affordable cost.

Choosing hardwood flooring adds elegance to any room…

Maintenance & Care

Commercial Hardwood Floor Installation Comppany

At Vinyl Flooring & Beyond, we believe that engineered hardwood floors need to be properly maintained in order to keep them looking their best. The surface can be protected from regular wear and tear as well as scratches and dents by performing the appropriate maintenance. 

Regular sweeping or vacuuming of the floor using a soft attachment is recommended to remove dirt and debris that can accumulate in cracks and crevices. Avoid using a beater bar on the flooring, which may damage the surface. 

Staining or discoloration can occur if liquids or chemical spills are left to sit on the surface. Immediately wipe up any spills with a clean, dry cloth. Mild household cleaners can be used for spot cleaning, but always check the cleaner label first and avoid cleansers with harsh chemicals. 

To prevent moisture damage and keep the floor looking great, clean and wax it once every few months. Lastly, engineered hardwood floors can easily be damaged if heavy objects are dragged across them. When shopping at Vinyl Flooring & Beyond, it’s a good idea to use protective pads under the legs of your furniture. 


Engineered hardwood is generally considered to be highly durable and resilient. Here are some factors that contribute to its durability:

  • Layered Construction: Engineered hardwood is built with multiple layers of wood or fiberboard stacked in different directions. This layered construction helps minimize the wood’s natural expansion and contraction, making it more resistant to warping and cracking.
  • Real Wood Veneer: The top layer of engineered hardwood consists of a thin slice of real hardwood. This provides solid hardwood’s authentic look and feel while offering superior resistance to wear and tear.
  • Protective Coatings: Engineered hardwood is typically finished with durable coatings, such as aluminum oxide or polyurethane. These coatings enhance the durability and scratch resistance of the flooring, ensuring it can withstand everyday use and maintain its appearance over time.
  • Stability: Due to its construction, engineered hardwood is less susceptible to changes in humidity and temperature. This stability helps to prevent gaps, buckling, and other issues commonly associated with solid hardwood.
  • Refinishing Potential: Engineered hardwood with a thick enough top layer can be refinished, allowing for the removal of scratches, stains, or surface damage and extending its lifespan.

Engineered hardwood’s endurance depends on its quality, top wood veneer layer thickness, and protective treatment. High-quality engineered hardwood and correct installation and maintenance will ensure its endurance and performance here at Vinyl Flooring & Beyond. 


Engineered hardwood installation at Vinyl Flooring & Beyond is the same as that of solid hardwood. But installing engineered hardwood flooring securely is essential. Inspect each board before setting it up. Look for flaws that could compromise the building’s integrity. Planks purchased from Vinyl Flooring & Beyond may be damaged if warped or cupped during installation.

Floating floor installation is optimal because each board is connected but not attached to the subfloor. It minimizes plank movement due to temperature and humidity variations. Installation is easier since you don’t have to nail each plank to the subfloor.  

Leave a 1/4-inch gap between boards and walls. The panels can expand and shrink with temperature and humidity. Finally, use premium adhesive to secure engineered hardwood flooring planks. It reduces noise and secures the planks. 


Repairing engineered hardwood floors can be tricky, as the top layer is often extremely thin and easily damaged. Depending on the extent of the damage, it may be necessary to replace a section or the entire floor. If needed, replacement boards must match in color and texture to ensure a seamless installation.

In some cases, you may be able to repair minor scratches and dents without having to replace the entire floor. If you attempt to make repairs yourself, it is important that you use the right tools and techniques. Otherwise, you run the risk of damaging the wood further. For large-scale projects, it may be best to contact a professional for assistance. 

At Vinyl Flooring & Beyond, our repair goes far beyond merely correcting the issue. We also offer tips for extending the life of your floors and protecting them from any damage. We’re committed to ensuring that your floor maintains its beauty and resale value throughout time. If you have any issues with your flooring, you can depend on us expert repair service.  


Refinishing your engineered hardwood floor can bring back its shine and hide small scratches and repairs. Before refinishing your engineered hardwood floor, clean and prep it. This involves removing furniture, vacuuming, dusting, and sanding the floor. To avoid warping or cupping, keep your home’s humidity safe. 

Stain or finish the floor after cleaning and prepping it. Before applying any product, read the guidelines and consider your preferences and the manufacturer’s recommendations. To safeguard against wear and tear, apply a final protective sealer layer after all coatings have dried. 

You can keep your engineered hardwood floors looking great with appropriate care and upkeep! If you’re wondering how to care for your flooring, contact Vinyl Flooring & Beyond. We can advise you on extending the life and beauty of your engineered hardwood flooring. 

Reach Out to Us!

At Vinyl Flooring & Beyond, our professionals are available to answer any questions regarding your engineered hardwood are here to help. We can assist you with everything you require, including installation and repair. Make sure to get in touch with us today!

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about what options are available!
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