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Engineered Wood Flooring: 4 Premium Hardwoods
Hand scraped wood flooring is the latest and the greatest thing, so it was inevitable that it would visit upon the world of engineered wood flooring, too.
This hand-scraped style hickory flooring from Jasper is seven layers thick, with another seven layers of wear-hard finish on top. This is a particularly good type of engineered flooring for the DIYer because it comes in a range of installation methods, whichever one suits you best: staple, nail, glue, or float.
This floor accepts... radiant heating underneath, too.
To give this flooring more of a genuine look, it comes in staggered lengths, with the average length being 5 feet.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
02 of 04
Oak Engineered Wood Flooring That Clicks Together
Oak wood flooring is pretty much the traditional, off-the-shelf stuff you find anywhere. So it must follow that engineered oak flooring would be popular, too. And it is.
Not only that, but this offering from Internet retailer Jasper comes in the usual 3 1/2" width and half-inch thickness. So, if you're looking for no surprises, you'll get it right here.
Best thing is that it clicks into place with their G5 locking system. Bad thing: it will not support radiant heating underneath.Continue to 3 of 4 below.
03 of 04
Carbonized Bamboo Flooring: Darker, Richer Hues Due To Carbonizing Process
This is a misnomer: engineered bamboo flooring. Because bamboo is a grass, all bamboo flooring is engineered. There is no such thing as solid bamboo flooring.
Bamboo flooring looks great; it is supposedly "green", and it can come quite cheap. This bamboo flooring is carbonized, which is a steaming/boiling process that gives the "wood" a deeper hue.
Our engineered bamboo flooring choice shown here comes from that legendary flooring price-cutter, Lumber Liquidators. One word of... warning, though: in return for the low prices, Lumber Liquidators products are known to have uneven quality, to put it politely.Continue to 4 of 4 below.
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Eased-Edge Maple Engineered Flooring
Fair warning: I am biased about this maple engineered flooring from Mullican. It's got a nice silky-smooth, rich finish (looks like solid hardwood). This 3" wide maple engineered wood flooring comes in glue-down or staple-down versions. It is a five-ply wood with eased edges. Eased edges are slightly rounded.
For a reasonable price, you can install this 5/16" total/0.8mm finish maple engineered flooring in your dining, family, or living rooms.