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Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring (not to be confused with plastic laminates) is the manufactured alternative to the traditional solid planks that spring to mind when most people think of a hardwood floor.  Still made with real hardwood, engineered hardwoods are created by laying a hardwood veneer over a layered core (plywood or a high-density fiber) providing a plank which is more capable of standing up to certain environmental stresses, such as humidity, than its solid counterparts.  While being an excellent option, you should not limit your decision process without knowing as much as you can about what else may be a better fit with your unique situation before moving to the aesthetic choices. Below are a few points that you may not yet have considered.

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On which level is the floor?

With engineered hardwoods, your placement options open up.  Able to be placed below grade or in higher humidity areas, engineered hardwoods can give you the look and feel of a solid in areas where no solid should go.  While engineered hardwoods are versatile, they should not be installed in active water areas such as a full bathroom. For areas at risk of excessive moisture, a manufactured wood-alternative such as our Waterproof Rigid-Core (The Summit Collection) should be considered.

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Is engineered hardwood fake?

It is a common misconception that engineered hardwood flooring is not a “real” hardwood floor. An engineered hardwood floor is comprised of several layers of wood, pressed and glued together with a criss-crossing grain pattern. The top layer is the very same wood that is used in a traditional solid hardwood. After the floor is installed, the wear layer of a solid and an engineered are exactly identical.

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Which tree is best?

What kind of wood should you choose?  Is one wood better than another?  The answers are varied and unique to your specific situation.  Are there four legged friends tracking across your floor?  Is the floor in a high traffic area?  Will there be children’s toys or office chairs or dropped cutlery making their presence felt?  The wood you choose should be based on what happens on it.

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How much do you need?

Once all of the questions have been answered, there is still one very important decision. Buying too much flooring is obviously a waste of money, but buying too little can also cost you since a second load involves a second delivery truck. Even if there is someone else calculating this, it’s still a good idea to understand how they got the number. (Not saying, just saying…)

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Check List

Checklist: You don’t need to be an expert to get the right engineered hardwood flooring for your home or business. That’s our job. We offer full support to all of our retailers, in the very rare event that the retailers themselves aren’t sure about a particular situation. That said, it is certainly helpful to know which questions to ask. That is why we’ve provided this Customer Checklist, to help you make the best decisions for you.

Warranty

Warranty: The Impressions Hardwood Collection is proud of the beautiful hardwoods we sell and we stand by our products. Not only do we put forth every effort to create unique, rich flooring but also we go to great lengths to ensure that our floors last. Every series of our engineered hardwood flooring comes with a Lifetime Structure and Wear Warranty. Please see our complete warranty for details.

Installation

Installation: Whether you are hiring a professional to install your engineered hardwood flooring or you are a very brave and skilled do-it-yourselfer, we recommend that you be familiar with the installation instructions for your new flooring. That is why were are happy to provide a Engineered Hardwood Installation Guide.

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Our Engineered Hardwood Lines

Engineered hardwood floor Impressions Berkshire Java Bedroom

Environmentally Friendly

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31″ or Longer Average Length

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Below, On or Above Grade

Engineered hardwood floor Impressions Blue Ridge Golden Kitchen

Hardwood Base Panel & Core

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Nail, Staple, Glue or Float Installation

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Perma Finish

Engineered hardwood floor Impressions Cooper's Plank Chocolate

7-Ply Construction with Hardwood Core

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True Manual Skip Sawn Distressing

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Plantation Grown Short-leaf Seringa

Engineered hardwood floor Impressions Denali Flint Entrance

Very Wide Planks

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European White Oak

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Wire Brushed distressing

Engineered hardwood floor Impressions Esteem Caspia Den

Vintage Hickory for “Old World” Look

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Artisan Handscraped

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Hardwood Core

Engineered Hardwood Floor Herringbone Pattern Lexington Holden

Colors Coordinated Within Series

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Pattern Cuts Available

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Superior Thickness and Durability

Engineered hardwood floor Impressions Melbourne Autumn Bedroom

Hardwood Base Panel

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Full of Character

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Exotic Wood Species

Preston Dalton

7″ Wide Planks

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Colors Coordinated Within Series

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Durable Construction and Finish

Engineered hardwood floor Impressions Timarron Bronze Living Room

Chiseled Edge Distressing

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Hand-Sculpted by Skilled Artisans

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Carb II & Lacey Act Compliant

Engineered hardwood floor Impressions Tradition Almond Living Room

Vintage Hickory for “Old World” Look

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Artisan Handscraped

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Hardwood Core

Engineered hardwood floor Impressions Westlake Hickory Bay Living Room

Carb II & Lacey Act Compliant

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Hand Distressed by Skilled Artisans

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Random Width