Floor Coverings International Hillsborough serving the greater Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton areas is your local provider of engineered hardwood flooring. Our customers love engineered wood flooring for its durability, beauty and easy installation. We offer a wide range of styles for residential and commercial spaces.
Engineered Hardwood Background
Engineered hardwood refers to wood flooring that is crafted from multiple layers of plywood topped with solid hardwood. These layers are bonded together to improve strength and stability. These layers offer a different range of of benefits and drawbacks than solid hardwood flooring.
There are a wide variety of engineered hardwood styles available. Some of the most popular styles include Oak, Bamboo, Maple and Cherry.
Benefits & Drawbacks
One of the primary benefits of engineered hardwood’s multi-layer design is its resistant to moisture changes. These multiple layers are less likely to cup or warp when the amount of moisture in the air changes than the single layer that makes up a plank of solid hardwood flooring.
Engineered wood planks come prefinished. They are also often constructed to snap together like laminate flooring. These items make the installation of engineered hardwood fast and simple.
Unlike laminate, engineered hardwood can be refinished one or two times during its lifetime. This greatly increases the lifespan of your floor.
The layered design of each plank offers impressive resilience and durability, making engineered hardwood a great choice for high traffic areas in your home or business.
One drawback of this style of flooring is that it can’t be refinished as many times as a solid hardwood floor. This is because after one or two refinishing projects, the plywood underneath the solid hardwood layer will start to show.
A Note From Our Local Owner
“Make FCI Hillsborough the one-stop shop for all your hardwood flooring needs!” – Nancy Shipley, Owner
Our flooring experts are prepared to assist you from start to finish during the product selection, design, and installation of your new floors. We strive to leave every customer smiling and satisfied with our engineered wood flooring products and our unmatched workmanship.
We partner with premier manufacturers so our customers can get the best quality products at a reasonable price. We carry a wide range of engineered hardwood species, colors, and styles, so you are sure to find one that’s perfect for your home or office!