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Our Hardwood Selection

La Mesa Flooring carries the top hardwood flooring brands in San Diego and the country. Explore our product catalog below.

Solid hardwood

100% natural wood from America’s top hardwood flooring retailers.

Engineered hardwood

Engineered hardwood made from premium plywood and solid wood.

hardwood refinishing

Expert refinishing services to clean and expand your hardwood floors’ lifespan.

Engineered vs. Hardwood

Solid Hardwood

Natural wood, usually from a durable Oak, Walnut, or Maple. It can be refinished numerous times to expand its lifespan.

Engineered Hardwood

A combination of a thin layer of natural wood bonded over a substrate of plywood. Similar in look to solid wood, but usually more affordable.

Solid Hardwood:Narrower boards, available in custom colors and can usually be purchased pre-finished or unfinished.
Engineered Hardwood: Usually broader and pre-finished with factory applied texture and colors.

Solid Hardwood: The more expensive hardwood option, with the most common prices ranging between $8-15 per sqft

Engineered Hardwood: Generally the less expensive hardwood option, with most prices ranging between $5-14 per sqft.

Solid Hardwood: Typically lasts 30 years, but with sanding and refurbishing, can last up to 100.

Engineered Hardwood: Typically lasts 30 years, depending on use and maintenance.

Solid Hardwood: Absorbs and distributes sound more evenly. Harder underfoot than engineered hardwood. Nailed or glued down.

Engineered Hardwood: Less dense and noisier, but softer underfoot. Nailed or glued down.

Solid Hardwood: Not recommended for humid environments as they easily absorb moisture and warp. Limited heat resistance.

Engineered Hardwood: Better in humid environments as plywood is more resistant to warping. Same heat resistance as solid wood.

Solid Hardwood: Installed with a tongue-and-groove system in which each board is separately nailed to the subfloor.

Engineered Hardwood: Installed through a nailed-down or glue-down process.

Solid Hardwood: Usually 3/8” to 1” thick and 2¼” wide, with most boards 12-84 inches long. Rarely wider than 4 inches.

Engineered Hardwood: Usually wider, up to 7”, and ½” to ¾” thick, with most boards 12-60 inches in length.

Solid Hardwood: Easy to maintain with common sweeping, vacuuming, and cleaning with an approved wood cleaner.

Engineered Hardwood: Easy to maintain with regular sweeping, vacuuming, and a wood cleaner.

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Featured Hardwood Floors

Browse our selection of traditional and modern solid and engineered hardwood flooring products.

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