Engineered Hardwood

Years ago, placing hardwood in basements or upper floor levels was impractical. Today, moisture resistant, flexible engineered hardwood makes it easy to have hardwood on any level of your home or business. Ashley Fine Floors carries a variety of styles of engineered hardwood in Calgary. Let us show you our engineered hardwood in Edmonton and elevate the look of your home or business.

Why Choose Engineered Hardwood in Calgary and Edmonton?

Engineered hardwood is made up of a solid wood core topped with glue-applied hardwood veneer and:

  • Is not as sensitive to moisture and temperature changes as solid hardwood
  • Can be installed over radiant heating
  • Is great for concrete subfloors (when a glued or floating application is used)
  • Is resistant to shrinking and expanding

Engineered Hardwood Styles

Like solid hardwood, engineered hardwood comes in a variety of local and exotic species.

  • Maple – light brown with visible grain
  • Birch – light brown with visible grain
  • Bamboo – light brown to deep mocha and has a much less visible grain
  • Softwood – pine, hemlock and fir are used to create a cozy, less formal feel
  • Ash – a very hard wood ideal for high traffic and commercial applications
  • Oak – brown with a very visible, dark grain
  • Walnut – brown that lightens up with age
  • Cherry – brown with red tinge that darkens with age

Engineered Hardwood Maintenance

Engineered hardwood is more resistant to moisture, but it is still not a good idea to soak or wet mop the floors. Clean up spills immediately to prevent moisture entry. To clean engineered hardwood, use:

  • A floor or light vacuum that does not have a rotating bristle bar
  • A slightly damp mop with a cleaner that meets manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Mats at outdoor entry points to stop dirt and mud in its tracks

Never use ammonia, vinegar or other acidic solvents and avoid steam cleaning the floors. Some engineered hardwood species can be waxed. If you would like to wax your floor periodically, we can help you determine the best species and application method.

Choose Ashley Fine Floors for all Your Engineered Hardwood Needs in Edmonton and Calgary

Ashley Fine Floors works with FSC certified engineered hardwood manufacturers to ensure proper harvesting, reforestation and reclamation in forests. We love the look of hardwood and how it can be installed on every level of your residence or commercial building. Let us show you our engineered hardwood products and help you decide which colour and style will elevate the look of your home or business.

Customer Reviews

““We have used Ashley Fine Flooring for a number of projects and have always been impressed with the quality of service, workmanship and product. Ashley came highly recommended to our family when we needed to repair our master bedroom carpet. We had just adopted an older rescue dog and I’d “kenneled” him in the bedroom while taking our other dog to the vet. When I came home, I discovered he’d tried to dig himself out of the room – tearing up about two to three feet of carpet and underlay at the bedroom door. Although the carpet was 13-years old, we weren’t ready to replace the carpet in our home. Clarence repaired the carpet beautifully. He was able to stretch our old carpet and the repair was seamless.   Our entire home has now been outfitted with carpet and lino by Ashley Fine Flooring. Our carpet replacement experience in 2015 was wonderful. Rob came to our home to consult and take measurements. He is incredibly knowledgeable and our replacement project went smoothly. Ashley’s staff made sure the carpet was laid quickly and with minimal disruption to our home.   In October 2015, Ashley came again to our rescue for a repair. We were replacing our back door when we discovered the door hadn’t been sealed properly when the house was built in 2000. Water had leaked under the door and was rotting the dining room floor. We had to pull back our lino and replace about two feet of floor joists and subfloor before we could replace the door. We didn’t have much lino left from when we had the flooring replaced but Clarence was able to fix our floor and hide the repair.   We have recommended Ashley Fine Flooring to friends and family for repairs and replacement projects. I would definitely use Ashley Fine Flooring for any future needs at our home.””