Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring is our most popular product by far as it gives all the beauty of solid wood floors while offering better performance in Edmonton’s dry climate. Engineered hardwood is still considered hardwood flooring.
Engineered wood floors are made with a base of layers of plywood or hardwood, and a solid top layer of hardwood in the finish and style of your choice. The top layer is known as the wear layer. Engineered hardwood flooring offers several benefits:
When to Choose an Engineered Wood Floor
- It generally expands and contracts less than solid wood flooring. This, along with your choice of top layer, makes engineered wood floors less likely to have gaps and squeaks develop over time. Touchwood recommends going with an Engineered floor if you would like wide plank flooring with a width wider than 3 1/4in.
- Textures, like saw cut, wire brushed or hand-scraped flooring are only available as a prefinished engineered hardwood floor.
- Engineered hardwood is better for basements, over in-floor heating, and other places where solid wood isn’t covered by warranty.
We invite you to come see our different options of engineered hardwood flooring, and we can help you find the right flooring for the humidity you are able to achieve in your home – call, book an appointment or visit our showroom!
Styles And Finishes For Engineered Hardwood
We can help you select an engineered hardwood floor that offers the look and the durability you’re looking for. We offer a wide range of choices for engineered flooring in standard sizes and wide plank.
The soft blonde neutral tones and natural finishes on white oak flooring in a wide plank is one of the most popular choices today. People wanting a bright, modern look often choose Natural Birch or Maple floors or light stains on White Oak, while others who want character often choose the natural woods with knots and mineral streaks. Often clients like the colour variations in hickory floors, or the bold grain patterns found in ash floors. Walnut floors with their warm dark brown tones, or red oak with it’s warm, traditional feel, can also make a room stand out.
We can also help you choose a finish that meets the durability you need with the look you want.
- An oiled hardwood offer a natural feel to your home.
- Urethane finishes are often more uniform in color and offer endless colour choices.
- Fumed or smoked floors create a deep rich undertone to the wood which natural can give you a rich color without staining the wood.
- Textures, such as wire brushed, hand scraped or saw cut finishes, are only available in prefinished engineered hardwood flooring.
Currently, the most popular engineered hardwood is a wide plank White Oak, in a character grade with knots and mineral streaks, wire brushed in a low sheen. We offer several options to choose from.
Can You Refinish Engineered Hardwood?
Whether you can sand and refinish an engineered wood floor depends on the thickness of the top wear layer of hardwood. Some engineered hardwood floors can be refinished a number of times, making them a long-lasting, excellent option. Not all engineered hardwood flooring is created equal. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you understand the product that will best meet your needs. We often suggest looking at sawn engineered hardwood which performs best in our climate and can be refinished nicely.
Our Engineered Hardwood Suppliers
In addition to Hakwood, Vintage, Mirage, Preverco, Coswick and Appalachian Flooring and Traditions Flooring, we have listed some of our suppliers below.
Hakwood is a global leader in the production of top quality wood flooring. Their uniquely wide range of wide plank European oak (also called French oak) flooring offers unsurpassed durability combined with the most beautiful textures and finishes. Manufactured on-site from start to finish, exclusively in the Netherlands, Hakwood flooring is a trusted name in residential, commercial, hospitality and retail market segments worldwide.
|Hakwood||European White Oak||Character, Classical, Colonial, Premier 1-bis, Prime, R&Q Prime, R&Q Premier 1-bis, Rustic||3 5/32", 4 11/32", 5 9/16”, 7”, 9 1/2" - Thickness 3/4", 5/8”, 1/2"||Dutch Scrape (Hand Scrape & Wire Brushed), Sierra (Linear Marks, Old World (Hand Crafted), Wire Brushed, Perspectives (Extreme Wire Brushed),||Natural Oiled, White Oiled, Extra White Oiled, UV Cure Urethane, UV Cure Matt Urethane, UV Cure White Urethane, UV Cure White Matt Urethane||Engineered|
As an innovative leader, in the prefinished hardwood flooring market, Vintage Hardwood Flooring has built a reputation on exceptional quality and service across North America. Vintage continuously strives to manufacture and market superior quality products and continuously offer new textures and trend hitting colours. Several products are 100% Canadian made including Pioneered® Solid, Structured Northern Solid Sawn™. All products are prefinished with stains and sealers that are formaldehyde free.
|Vintage Hardwood Flooring||Hickory, Maple, Red Oak, Walnut, White Oak||Estate, R&Q Select-V, Rift & Quarter Sawn, Select-V,||3 1/4", 3 1/2”, 4”, 4 1/4", 4 3/8”, 5”, 6", 7”, 10” – Thickness 3/4"||Smooth, Etched, Hand Scrape, Sculpted, Wire Brushed with UV Urethane Oil||Semi Gloss, Fumed, Pearl, UVF, UV Urethane Oil||Northern Solid Sawn, Solid Sawn, U-Loc|
Discover the world's finest hardwood floors! Quality without compromise. Mirage hardwood flooring is designed to accentuate the distinctive character of each wood species, resulting in a unique and elegant wood floor design for your home. Our hardwood floors offer superior quality that exudes well-being and gives new life to your home décor. Made in North America, Mirage Floors are synonymous with beauty and durability.
|Mirage Hardwood Floors||Birch, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, Hickory, Sapele, African Mahogany||Exclusive, Select & Better, Character||4 7/16", 5", 6 1/2", 7 3/4" - Thickness 3/4", 7/16", 1/2"||Smooth, Wire Brushed, Distressed||Smooth, Wire Brushed, Distressed||Engineered, TruBalance|
Anything worth doing is worth doing well. At Preverco, we apply this ethos to every stage of hardwood floor production. No matter which product you choose, it will make your decor inspired: from the look and texture to manufacturing, nothing is left to chance. Whether you are looking for a floor for the children’s playroom or the master bedroom, you will find a product that meets your needs.
|Preverco Hardwood Flooring||Ash, Birch, Hickory, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, R&Q White Oak, Sapele, Walnut||Pure, Nuance, Pro Series, Variation, Variation with Knots||2 1/4", 3 1/4”, 3 7/16", 4 3/8", 4 7/16”,5 1/8", 5 3/16”, 7 1/8”, 7 3/16" - Thickness 1/2", 5/8", 3/4"||Smooth, Edge, Wave, Wire Brushed||Matte (10%), PreOil, Satin (20%), Semi (40%)||Engenius, HD Preloc, Preloc, Flex19, SolidGenius, Max19, Genius16|
Opus Floors strives to succeed in providing inspirational flooring products in a manner which strives to make the lives of our customers, associates, and community better.
|Opus Floors||Maple, White Oak, Walnut||Character||6", 7 1/2" - Thickness 3/4", 1/2"||Smooth, Wire Brushed, Hand Scraped||Natural Oil, Urethane||Engineered|
Floors beyond expectation. From the forest to the living room, our floors set the stage for your home. No matter what the project is, Fuzion's extensive product portfolio will fit any home or commercial job, and the results are always as stunning to look at as it is to touch.
|Fuzion Flooring||Maple, White Oak||Character||5", 5 7/8", 6", 7 1/2", 8 1/2" - Thickness 3/4", 5/8"||Smooth, Wire Brushed, Saw Cut, Hand Scraped||Urethane||Engineered|
Coswick Flooring produced with the best German woodworking traditions.Coswick celebrates the evolution of hardwood floors. Coswick offers a beautiful selection that is a classic and elegant solution for any space requiring hardwood flooring. The Brushed and Silk Oiled Oak and Ash Collections make Coswick the perfect solution for busy households and high traffic environments.
|Coswick Hardwood||Ash, Walnut, White Oak||#1 Common, Character, Select & Better, Tavern||4 1/4", 5”, 7 1/2" - Thickness 1/2", 5/8”||Smooth, Lightly Wire Brushed, Wire Brushed||Hard Wax Oil, Matte, Semi Gloss, UV Silk Oil||Engineered|
Touchwood Flooring has launched their very own line of quality hardwood flooring to serve as a Builder Grade Program and an economical option for the Renovation Market. Our goal is to supply a superior product, using today’s most requested designer colors on proven domestic wood species to help compliment our client’s homes. Lots of colours available in Maple, White Oak, Red Oak, Hickory & Walnut in a variety of widths and thicknesses.
|Touchwood Flooring||White Oak, Maple, Red Oak, Walnut, Hickory||Character, Select & Better, Select-V, Cashmere||4 3/8”, 5”, 6”, 6 1/2", 7in, 7 1/2in, - Thickness 1/2", 3/4"||Smooth, Wire Brushed, Hand Scraped, Saw Cut||UV Oil, Satin, Natural Oil, Pearl, Cashmere||Engineered|
We produce some of the finest Canadian made prefinished solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring on the market. Available in a wide selection of domestic and exotic species, colors and grades we definitively have a hardwood floor that will catch your eye. Additionally we back our Evershine™ products with a 35 year warranty and ship all over Canada and the United States.
|Maple, Red Oak, Walnut, White Oak||Clear, Excel, Plain Sawn Excel, Prestige, Rift & Quartered Prestige, Rift & Quartered Country||2 1/4", 3 1/4", 4”, 5”, 6”, 7" - Thickness 1/2"||Smooth, Wire Brushed||35% Satin, Pre-Oiled, Ultra-Matte||Engineered|