Installing Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring comes sanded and finished from the factory, eliminating much of the mess and time involved with installing traditional solid wood flooring. It can be held in place with nails or glue, depending on the type of surface it’s installed over.


  1. Danny, we had a water leak in our bathroom and it has oak engineered flooring. The leak washed out the fillers between the boards. How can I repaired it. The boards look okay, but needs a filler in some places. Someone told me to use glue and sawdust. Please help me. Jo

  2. Putting in engineered hardware. Told I would need shoe molding???
    Do I do white to match molding or color of floor?

    • Hi, Carol,
      That’s a matter of personal preference, but we find most people paint the shoe molding to match the baseboard.
      Good luck!

    • Hi, Gary,
      It depends on the condition of the subfloor (in this case, the vinyl flooring). It should be smooth with no cracks or gaps.
      In addition, you will need the proper underlayment.
      We recommend providing photos and specific details of the current floor’s condition to employees at your local home center, who can help with this process.
      Or ask an expert at Custom Building Products, an underlayment manufacturer:
      Good luck with your project!


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