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Hardwood floors give your home a warm, rich look and feel. As the name suggests, solid hardwood is a single, solid piece of wood. Its natural simplicity has made it a popular flooring choice for generations, but that same simplicity makes it less than ideal for modern homes. Wood is a naturally porous material, meaning it is soft, extremely prone to denting and absorbs water like a sponge. Engineered wood flooring was developed to lower the cost of wood flooring and to fix some of the shortcomings of solid wood floors. The engineered wood floors available today offer more durability and lower maintenance due to advanced finishing techniques.

Engineered wood flooring is a sandwich of layers, called “plies,” of hardwood and plywood bonded together via a heating and pressing process. The top layer, the one you see, is a veneer of hardwood 1/16" to 1/8" thick. Beneath that veneer is a core of plywood, particle board or fiberglass. Each ply layer is laying perpendicular to the other giving the flooring strength and stability and making it less susceptible to expansion and contraction. Engineered wood flooring can have as few as three plies or as many as 12 -- the more layers, the better the quality of the engineered wood floor. On average, most boards have five layers. 

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Benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring

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Engineered wood flooring adds a natural, timeless appeal to your property, along with warmth and luxury. It is a fantastic alternative to solid hardwood flooring as it has more dimensional strength, can be less costly and is very difficult to distinguish between the two once they have been installed. It also has the advantage over solid hardwood in that it allows for installation in most grade levels of the home, including below ground with a protective moisture barrier installed.

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Problems related to improper subfloor preparation continue to multiply each year, with millions of dollars in damage as a result. Sadly, most of these problems are preventable when correct installation methods are followed. 

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The true beauty of a wood floor lies in its natural character. Engineered wood flooring is available in a wide array of colors, textures and plank widths featuring looks that cannot be found in solid hardwood flooring. A hardwood veneer gives a natural beauty and look to the engineered wood floor just as a solid hardwood floor does. From wide plank floors with a prominent grain and matte finish to high gloss stained wood, there is an engineered wood floor that matches every home décor style. 

Engineered Wood Floor Colors & Textures


The great news for those considering engineered wood -- the home resale market makes zero distinction between engineered wood and solid hardwood floors. So, if you’re concerned about the return on investment; don’t be. In fact, if you have engineered wood running throughout your home, you may be able to command a higher price than those who have solid hardwood in just a few key spaces.

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Engineered wood floor construction has durable, high-performance qualities. Engineered wood floors resist water damage and warping better than traditional hardwood. Depending on the thickness of the veneer, engineered floors can also be refinished just like solid wood floors.


Unlike solid hardwood, manufacturers assemble these products in layers. These layers are then stacked in a criss-cross pattern and glued together in opposing directions. Each layer counteracts the other’s natural tendency to swell or shrink. This construction prevents the engineered wood floor from warping and bowing the way a solid hardwood floor might in moist areas.

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Engineered wood flooring is dimensionally stable meaning it can be installed in a number of different ways: nailed, glued down using flexible flooring adhesive or floated over an underlay. Due to its multi-layer construction, engineered wood floors stand up to moisture and resist humidity much better than solid hardwood. Therefore, you can glue or float engineered wood over a concrete slab. If installing over concrete, it is necessary to waterproof the subfloor and fix any cracks before installation. Unlike luxury vinyl plank floors, engineered wood is not flexible or forgiving, so it is crucial that the subfloor be well prepped.

Engineered Wood Floor Installation Methods

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Engineered Wood Floors

by Seamless Dean Flooring


Seamless Dean Flooring has 30 years of experience installing beautiful residential and commercial engineered wood flooring in Portland, OR and the surrounding communities. We will work with you to install your floor in a timely manner to meet your schedule and expectations. The end result is a flawless engineered wood floor.


Call Seamless Dean Flooring today and let us help you choose the best flooring option for your home, lifestyle and budget.


We take on any project no matter the size.

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