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Does engineered flooring scratch

1 Mar 2023

Does Engineered Flooring Scratch Easily?



You’ve been considering engineered hardwood floors for your home. You like the look and feel of wood, but are concerned about how easily it scratches. Rest assured, engineered hardwood is a durable flooring option that can withstand heavy traffic and still look beautiful for years to come. Keep reading to learn more about the features of engineered hardwood and how it stacks up against other flooring options when it comes to scratch resistance.

The top layer of engineered flooring is usually a veneer, which can be susceptible to scratching

Engineered flooring is an attractive and practical option for many homeowners as it provides the traditional look of hardwood in a durable form that is better able to withstand wear, tear and temperature changes. However, it is important to be aware that the top layer of engineered flooring consists of a veneer, which can be scratched or even chipped if the material is not properly cared for. For those wanting to preserve their flooring’s sought-after charm and appeal, it is highly recommend to take extra precaution when cleaning and caring for your floors. This can include regularly vacuuming without a beater bar as well as using specific protective furniture pads on furniture legs. By taking heed of these small details, you will ensure that your floors look fresh and beautiful for years to come!

There are a few things you can do to prevent scratches on your engineered floors, such as using furniture pads and rugs in high traffic areas

Maintaining the beautiful, sleek look of your engineered floors doesn’t have to be difficult. Easy, affordable solutions like furniture pads and rugs can help keep unpolished surfaces looking brand new. Placing floor protection before (or even better, under) furniture feet can prevent minor scuffs as you move pieces around and avoid ugly scratches as often as possible. As an added bonus, buying rugs that match your decor can also add a layer of personality and flair to your home! It not only protects your flooring but it tastefully ties the room together. Taking these simple steps will ensure that your engineered floors last for years to come while still looking stunning.

You can also sand down and refinish the top layer of your engineered floors if they do become scratched over time

When it comes to engineered floors, they are perfect for providing a subtle yet durable finish that is sure to last through the years. However, accidents do happen and scratches may appear over time due to wear and tear. Fortunately, there is an easy solution – simply sand down and refinish the top layer of your engineered flooring! This process will securely seal any imperfections in your flooring and bring new life to any space by providing a clean, shiny finish that looks as good as new. With this incredible feature, you can have peace of mind knowing that your precious engineered flooring is well looked after.


Engineered floors are a great investment for your home because they are elegant and durable. Although the top layer of engineered flooring is susceptible to scratches, there are plenty of things you can do to fix and firstly avoid such as using furniture pads and rugs in high traffic areas, and you can sand down and refinish the top layer if it does become scratched over time.

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