ENGINEERED HARDWOOD

More resistant to higher moisture levels than solid wood flooring. This resistance adds to their appeal to use in damp basements or in regions that have higher relative humidity levels. Engineered flooring can be directly glued-down over (dry) concrete, or stapled down over a wood sub-floor. Then again, on some styles of engineered wood flooring a unique newer installation method is used where the tongue and groove edges of the boards are simply Click Locked together for a very easy and fast floating installation. Engineered flooring can be installed on any grade level, and the Quality Engineered Hardwood flooring has the same resale value as 3/4 solid wood flooring if you ever decide to sell your home.

How to Install a Glue-Down Engineered Hardwood Floor

Hardwood flooring adds warmth and beauty to any room, and is also a great way to increase the value of your home. At Lowes, you'll find a variety of hardwood flooring styles and colors.

Engineered wood floors are:
  • Ranges in widths from 3 - 7 inches wide

  • Variety of domestic and exotic hardwood

  • Available in hand-scraped style

  • Average lifespan of between 30 - 40 years

  • Brands and styles range 2 - 4 mil thick wear layer

  • Often can be sanded and refinished 2 - 5 times if needed

Birch Spice Distressed

Birch Spice has a Subtle Red tone which is very similar to Santos-Mahogany and Brazilian-Cherry. 3/8 x 5 Hand Scraped, Hand Distressed, 7 coats of aluminum oxide Iron Finish, 2mm Top Layer.

Birch Harvest Distressed

Preferred by people who want some light in their lives! It's a light beautiful color. 3/8 x 5 Hand Scraped, Hand Distressed, 7 coats of aluminum oxide Iron Finish, 2mm Top Layer.

Birch Chestnut Distressed

Beautiful medium tone which will bring elegance and style to your home. 3/8 x 5 Hand Scraped, Hand Distressed, 7 coats of aluminum oxide Iron Finish, 2mm Top Layer.

Birch Truffle Distressed

Truffle is a very popular color because of its dark tone really similar to Walnut and Ipe Wood. 3/8 x 5 Hand Scraped, Hand Distressed, 7 coats of aluminum oxide Iron Finish, 2mm Top Layer.

Tigerwood Smooth

3/8 x 5 Smooth 7 coats of aluminum oxide Iron Finish.

Santos Mahogany Smooth

3/8 x 5 Smooth 7 coats of aluminum oxide Iron Finish.

Oak Smooth

3/8 x 5 Smooth 7 coats of aluminum oxide Iron Finish.

Ipe Smooth

3/8 x 5 Smooth 7 coats of aluminum oxide Iron Finish.

Brazilian Cherry Smooth

3/8 x 5 Smooth 7 coats of aluminum oxide Iron Finish.

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