After sharing flooring posts about our plaid carpet, and our custom marble tile pattern, I realized we were missing a post about our engineered wood flooring! Today, I’m sharing the details of our light, grey-washed oak engineered wood flooring.
For whatever reason, every time I mentioned that we were redoing our floors to someone, they would ask if we were using vinyl. I think it’s because vinyl has gotten to be really good, and it seems like a lot of people are reaching for it—we even used Lifeproof Luxury Vinyl Plank in our basement. But, as good as Vinyl is now, we reached for another solid choice—engineered wood.
What is Engineered Wood Flooring?
Engineered flooring is essentially a layered flooring option—where hardwood floors are made from a single piece of wood, engineered wood flooring has a piece of solid wood on top, and a core of layered plywood underneath. Think of it like a hardwood sandwich, with plywood stacked in the middle.
That top piece of veneer is still genuine hardwood, not a manmade product, so you still can enjoy the beauty of wood flooring, at a lower price point.
Engineered wood is also an option in some places where hardwood is not, like areas with more moisture, and can often be installed as a floating floor, on top of a concrete floor. However, you generally can’t refinish engineered wood in the way that you can hardwood, because you have less wood on top to sand down.
Okay, enough with the lesson, let’s get into the part that matters—how it looks!
The Engineered Wood Flooring We Chose
So, how did we choose our wood flooring? We actually used the same product we had in our last house! We really loved our floors in that home, and I really missed them—I think I was annoying Dustin talking about them all the time. So, when we had the opportunity to redo our floors, there wasn’t a question in my mind.
The exact product we used is Aayers Rocky Ridge Engineered Flooring in Mist French Oak (we sourced locally through ProSource). These floors are a beautiful like oak color, with grey and white details and lines.
They read grey on the whole, but there is a definite warmth to them, which is what was appealing about the color in both this home and our last home. I didn’t want a cool, stark grey, and I think these floors strike a beautiful balance.
I also LOVE the matte finish—after having shinier floors for a minute, I really appreciate the way matte floors hide dirt, dust, dog hair, etc. Not that I don’t keep my house clean, but we all know the vacuuming can get away from us sometimes!
Having our beloved floors back in our lives has been so refreshing, and we love the way they look with our freshly painted white walls, and updated black kitchen! I really can’t wait to finish the baseboards, because I think the Revere Pewter color is going to look great with them, just like it does with the plaid carpet upstairs.
Our New Wood Floors
So there you have it, a quick tour of the new wood flooring that runs through our primary bedroom, living room, dining room, entryway, and kitchen—all of which I’m hoping to show off more of very soon!
If you love flooring posts, be sure to check out Plaid Carpet: Bold Choice or Classic Backdrop?; The Plaid Carpet is Here!; and Our Custom Marble Tile Pattern.
Have any questions about our wood flooring? Let me know in the comments!
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