Engineered Wood Flooring


Engineered hardwood is a practical flooring material

Wood floors make any interior design style look grander. Solid hardwood floors, prized by homeowners for generations, will always be in vogue. But if you favor hardwood, solid wood is not your only option. Engineered wood floors offer the same look since planks have a surface layer of hardwood. You can find this human-made flooring in popular wood species like maple and oak at Mike Nakhel Flooring. We offer a large selection of plank flooring at our showroom in Jacksonville, Florida.

Layered composition

The base layer is composed of plywood that is placed in different directions. Because of this composition, planks can tolerate moisture. Since planks resist warping and other water damage, human-made wood is used more than solid wood. Likely, the flooring can be installed anywhere in your home. This type of floor can be sanded and refinished once or twice, depending on the surface layer's thickness. Top-quality engineered wood floor lasts up to 40 years.

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Flooring installation

There is a second reason why engineered hardwood is so versatile. Instead of being nailed to a wood subfloor like solid wood, human-made planks click and lock together. This means that installers can construct a floor that floats above the subfloor. Thus, the floor needs no attachment to the subfloor. This floor covering can be installed on top of most existing hard surface flooring and cement floors, and radiant heating systems. Cork or foam underlayment is usually placed beneath the planks along with a moisture barrier if needed.

Textured hardwood

Many homeowners choose planks that have a smooth surface, which highlights the wood grain. Choose an open grain hardwood species, such as oak and ash, for the best effect. Or opt for handscraped or wire brushed planks that vary from moderate to extreme in texture. While floor finishes range from matte to glossy, textured manufactured wood planks tend to come in a lower sheen. This helps hide wear and increases the longevity of the floor. For even more visual interest, opt for a chevron, herringbone, parquet, or diagonal floor pattern.
Engineered Wood Flooring in Fernandina Beach, FL from Mike Nakhel Flooring

Jacksonville’s hardwood flooring experts

Family-owned Mike Nakhel Flooring, founded in 1998, is a full-service flooring retailer. We offer design consultations along with residential and commercial installation services. Our skilled installation technicians can handle any hardwood flooring project. Estimates are free. We serve communities in northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, FL, Orange Park, FL, Ponte Vedra, FL, St Augustine, FL, Amelia Island, FL, Fernandina Beach, FL, Atlantic Beach, FL, Jacksonville Beach, FL, St. John's, FL, && Kingsland, GA. To get started with your engineered wood flooring upgrade, contact us via phone, email, or a visit to our showroom in Jacksonville.