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Types of Engineered Hardwood

Types of Engineered Hardwood

You have many options for your engineered hardwood flooring!

There are two main types of hardwood flooring: solid and engineered. Solid hardwood is exactly what it sounds like, strips of wood cut straight from a tree. Engineered flooring, on the other hand, is multiple thinner strips of wood that have been carefully adhered to one another. Solid and engineered hardwood are both great flooring options. If you’re like roughly 30% of the hardwood floor owners in the United States and choose engineered flooring, you have many options!


Oak is by far one of the most popular species of hardwood flooring. It is widely available in a variety of colors and shades. It’s also easy to take this inexpensive engineered hardwood option and make it your own with different stains and finishes.


Acacia is one of the more popular exotic flooring species. It’s wide variations in grain patterns and shades make an Acacia wood floor an attractive part of any interior design. Other popular exotic woods are Teak and Koa.


Maple is a great flooring species to choose when you want your space to feel brighter. Engineered Maple flooring tends to have lots of grain pattern and shade variations between planks, which once the floor is put together creates a gorgeous visual effect. The light color brightens the space and lightens the mood.

Wide Planks

Traditionally, flooring planks are about 3 inches wide. Wide plank flooring is a popular choice for homeowners who want to achieve a more custom look with their engineered hardwood. Because the planks are wider, you are able to see more of the wood’s grain pattern and the effect is eye-catching.

Pre-Stained or Pre-Finished

Two of the options homeowners choose to save time are pre-finished or pre-stained engineered hardwood. The installation time for these options can be shorter because there’s not a waiting period while things dry. Your flooring professional will be able to help you figure out which options work best for you and your space.

Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors

At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.

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