Beyond Wood Engineered flooring is a sandwich of layers, called “plies,” of hardwood and plywood bonded together via a heating and pressing process.

 

The top layer, the one you see, is a veneer of hardwood 1/16" to 3/8" thick. Beneath that veneer is a core of plywood, with each ply lying perpendicular to the other to give the flooring strength and stability, and make it less susceptible to expansion and contraction.

Engineered flooring can have as few as three plies or as many as 12—the more layers, the better the quality of the floor.

Because of the veneer, it’s visually difficult to tell the difference between a solid wood floor and an engineered one once they have been laid. The plies are visible from the side before engineered flooring is installed, however.

Beyond Wood Engineered flooring holds up in spaces that get light moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and over concrete floors, but it isn’t going to last in a high-moisture situation—a basement that tends to flood, for instance.

When using engineered flooring, the moisture content in an adjacent concrete slab cannot exceed 4 percent (the space must be tested first to pinpoint exact levels of moisture), and a vapor barrier underlayer is recommended in moisture-prone areas.

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 6"

Overall Thickness: 3/4"

Sand-able Wear Layer: 3/8"

Species: Oak

Texture: Hand Scraped

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

UMBER

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Overall Thickness: 3/4"

Sand-able Wear Layer: 3/8"

Species: Hickory

Texture: Wire Brushed & Hand Scraped

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

ISLANDER

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 6"

Overall Thickness: 3/4"

Sand-able Wear Layer: 3/8"

Species: Oak

Texture: Hand Scraped

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

COAL CREEK

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 6"

Overall Thickness: 3/4"

Sand-able Wear Layer: 3/8"

Species: Oak

Texture: Hand Scraped

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

BARNSIDE

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Thickness: 1/2"

Species: Hickory

Texture: Hand Scraped & Distressed

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

BEACH COTTAGE

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Thickness: 3/8"

Species: Hickory

Texture: Hand Scraped & Distressed

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

RUSTIC LODGE

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Overall Thickness: 3/4"

Sand-able Wear Layer: 3/8"

Species: Hickory

Texture: Wire Brushed & Hand Scraped

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

SABLE

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 6"

Overall Thickness: 3/4"

Sand-able Wear Layer: 3/8"

Species: Oak

Texture: Hand Scraped

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

GRANITE

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 6"

Overall Thickness: 3/4"

Sand-able Wear Layer: 3/8"

Species: Oak

Texture: Hand Scraped

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

ANTIQUE BRONZE

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Overall Thickness: 1/2"

Species: Oak

Texture: Smooth

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

DEEP MAHOGANY

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Thickness: 1/2"

Species: Hickory

Texture: Hand Scraped & Distressed

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

CARBON

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Thickness: 3/8"

Species: Hickory

Texture: Hand Scraped & Distressed

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

ISLANDER

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Overall Thickness: 3/4"

Sand-able Wear Layer: 3/8"

Species: Hickory

Texture: Wire Brushed & Hand Scraped

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

NATURAL

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 6"

Overall Thickness: 3/4"

Sand-able Wear Layer: 3/8"

Species: Oak

Texture: Hand Scraped

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

EVENING FOG

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 6"

Overall Thickness: 3/4"

Sand-able Wear Layer: 3/8"

Species: Oak

Texture: Hand Scraped

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

BUTTERSCOTCH

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Thickness: 1/2"

Species: Hickory

Texture: Hand Scraped & Distressed

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

PROVINTIAL

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Thickness: 1/2"

Species: Hickory

Texture: Hand Scraped & Distressed

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

GREYSTONE

Beyond Wood Collection

Structure: Engineered Multi-Ply Hardwood

Width: 5"

Thickness: 3/8"

Species: Hickory

Texture: Hand Scraped & Distressed

Surface: 9-Coat Processed w/ Aluminum Oxide

Warranty: 50 Years

PASSAGE