What to know about engineered hardwood flooring installation

What to know about engineered hardwood flooring installation

With their increased versatility, engineered wood flooring is an excellent alternative to solid hardwood floors. For stunning wood flooring in Lebanon, PA, visit Home Improvement Outlet.

We offer a variety of hardwood flooring styles in light, medium, and dark colors and textures that range from smooth to handscraped. Like its counterpart, manufactured wood is a durable floor covering that brings sophisticated beauty to any decorating style. 

Click/lock design

Engineered wood planks are designed to click and lock together, so they do not need to be nailed to the subfloor. Instead, engineered wood flooring floats over the subfloor, and underlayment is placed between the two surfaces.

Choose high-quality planks with a thick hardwood layer; if needed, your engineered wood floors can be refinished in future years.

Moisture resistance

A plywood base beneath the hardwood layer allows engineered wood planks to tolerate moisture. Because of its floating floor design and resistance to moisture, engineered wood can be installed over concrete and other subfloor materials.

In addition, the underlayment that includes a vapor barrier can provide added moisture resistance.


Engineered hardwood floors look identical to solid hardwood flooring, so you can expect a great return on investment when it comes time to sell your home. In addition, the lifespan of engineered wood floors is 30 years or more, with proper maintenance.

Place doormats inside and outside entryways, sweep regularly, and damp mop occasionally, and the floor will keep its good looks for years.

Visit us for your wood floors and more

Family-owned Home Improvement Outlet sells and installs hardwood floors in Lebanon, PA, and other locales in multiple county areas, including Hershey, Manheim, Reading, Jonestown, and Harrisburg.

When you shop at our flooring store, you enjoy a sample check-out service, in-home consultation, guaranteed installation, and much more. Visit Home Improvement Outlet today to shop for hardwood flooring.