Guide for Engineered and Solid Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring gives any home a warm, inviting and yet elegant appearance while providing a substantive feel under foot.

When considering kitchen flooring ideas, most homeowners put hardwood on their list, either solid hardwood flooring or engineered hardwood, often simply called engineered flooring. Classic and natural, hardwood floors enhance any home, and they’re a terrific selling point too.

Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood Flooring Guides

The Kitchen Remodel Guides site is your one-stop place to find wood flooring ideas, flooring prices, how-to guides and more. You’ll find our pages useful as you compare wood to the other flooring materials and as you put together a complete design package for your new kitchen. Here’s what we offer on hardwood flooring:

Hardwood Flooring Buying Guide: Our most comprehensive guide is an overview to wood flooring pros & cons, hardwood options and styles and information about wear, durability, care and, of course, hardwood flooring prices. We also discuss the differences between solid and engineered flooring and when using engineered material makes sense.

Hardwood Flooring Removal and Installation Guide: Whether you do the work yourself or hire a professional, you will have a clear picture of the process after reading this guide.

Hardwood Flooring Repair Guide: Hardwood can be damaged, but repairs are possible. This guide explores what is involved.

Hardwood Flooring Price Guide: Complete and itemized prices for hardwood flooring and hardwood installation are included, so you can determine your budget or compare costs with other premium flooring options such as natural stone and ceramic tile flooring. We’ve covered the most popular types in guide sets of their own.

Hardwood Flooring Maintenance and Care Guide: Caring for hardwood floors isn’t as challenging as some think. This guide includes tips for keeping your hardwood flooring looking like new.

Browse sets of guides for other flooring materials and for cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, sinks and more in a range of materials.

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Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood Flooring Pinterest Board

Our popular Pinterest pages are full of wood flooring ideas and inspiration as you plan the design of your new or remodeled kitchen and the materials you’ll use!

  • #Kitchen Idea of the Day: Perfectly smooth transition from hardwood flooring to tile floors in an open-plan kitchen....
  • Pantry blue cabinets, bras accents, open shelving, parquet flooring | See this Instagram photo by @devolkitchens
  • We are totally in love with the beautiful Bloomsbury WC1 Kitchen by deVOL
  • A beautiful wooden parquet floor complements the soft grey cupboards in our Chester Kitchen so well
  • Heavy Brushed Smoke European engineered Oak flooring code 8 from £49 a metre. #smokedoakflooring #engineeredoakfloor
  • Misty Fjord™ Hexagon Polished Tile from Topps Tiles meet hardwood floor. Very effective zone definition
  • Dreamy Kitchen - Via Devol Kitchens
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Finding a Flooring Installer or General Kitchen Remodeler

Hiring qualified and experienced pros is essential to getting the work done properly, so that the finished product looks and performs as you expect.

We can take the hassle out of finding the right people for flooring, cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, sinks, paint, plumbing and/or electrical services. The service we offer is the quick, convenient way to get written estimates from top contractors in your area who have been prescreened and who know they are competing for the work. There is no obligation or cost to you for using the service.