Bedroom with engineered oak flooring

If you’re looking for the warmth and classic design of oak flooring with the additional stability of engineered flooring, engineered oak hardwood might be just what you’re looking for. In the greater Middletown, NY area, engineered oak flooring is a beautiful addition to nearly any room of your home thanks to its durable construction and timeless looks.

At Floor Coverings International Orange County NY, we carry a great selection of engineered hardwood flooring, including oak. Our team shares more about it to help you decide if it’s the right flooring choice for your needs below!

What is Engineered Oak Flooring?

From the surface, it’s going to be hard to tell engineered oak apart from its solid oak counterpart, and that’s because they are both varieties of oak flooring. However, unlike solid oak hardwood that consists of 100% hardwood, engineered oak has a thinner top layer of oak with layers of durable plywood underneath. The dense plywood layers provide extra stability in areas prone to moisture or areas that see more foot traffic, and won’t expand and contract like solid hardwood when exposed to humidity.

This extra density makes engineered oak flooring a great choice for kitchens, powder rooms, and even laundry rooms. While it might not be recommended for your basement, where you might consider a luxury vinyl tile or plank flooring, engineered oak will provide you with a durable flooring solution for almost anywhere in your home. What’s more, it’s often a budget-friendly way to get the beautiful oak floors you desire!


As with any engineered hardwood, you can achieve the same great design as you would with solid hardwood. Engineered oak is available in a variety of stains and finishes to match or elevate the design of your home. It also comes as an unfinished plank that can be finished on-site by a flooring professional. Consult one of our Design Associates to find the perfect color and finish for your space.

With engineered hardwood flooring, the top layer can be lightly sanded and refinished 2-3 times over the course of its lifetime to remove surface scratches and scrapes and to refresh its finish. This makes engineered oak a practical choice for living rooms, bedrooms and other busy areas of your home.

Installation Options

Engineered oak flooring can be installed using a nail-down, glue-down or floating technique. High-quality engineered hardwood planks are often available with a cork backing for added insulation and flexible installation over existing flooring.

If you’re ready to find the perfect engineered oak hardwood flooring for your home,  Floor Coverings International Orange County NY offers free in-home flooring consultations. Call us today to learn more about engineered oak flooring in the greater Orange County, Middletown, Goshen, and Warwick areas.

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