Choose Floor Coverings International for all your engineered hardwood flooring needs in the greater Cedar Falls and Waterloo area. Engineered hardwood is different from solid hardwood because it is constructed with a thin layer of wood veneer backed by multiple layers of plywood and similar materials. Because we are a local business, we are available at our customers’ convenience for no-obligation, in-home estimates in the area.

Our flooring team is experienced in the products and installation of all hardwood flooring types and species, including engineered hardwood. We are prepared to assist you in choosing from the appropriate engineered hardwood samples, offer design guidance, and perform a professional, efficient installation of your new floors.

Advantages & Disadvantages

The primary benefits of engineered hardwood flooring are that it is resistant to moisture, stable, and cost-effective. The multi-layered composition of engineered hardwood makes it a very stable and durable flooring choice. Additionally, engineered hardwood is resistant to humidity, so you can have it installed even on the basement level without having to worry about your floors swelling or warping due to moisture. Engineered hardwood is also generally less expensive than solid hardwood, making it an excellent choice for a flooring project on a budget.

However, one drawback of the construction of engineered hardwood floors is that the wood veneer layer can be quite thin. The thinner the wood veneer layer is the fewer chances you have to re-sand and refinish your engineered hardwood. This can detract from the longevity of the product.

We have access to a wide range of colors, styles, and species of engineered hardwood flooring, so you’ll surely find a product that suits your needs and personal aesthetic. Because we are partnered with nationally-recognized flooring manufacturers, we are able to give our customers the best brands and top quality products at budget-friendly prices.


A Note From Our Owner

“Engineered hardwood is an exceptional choice if you’re seeking flooring that is moisture resistant and a less expensive option than solid hardwood. Give the experts at FCI Cedar Falls a call today to explore our many engineered hardwood products.” – Ben Davis, Owner