Created by bonding layers of hardwood (“plies”) together in a cross-grain construction, engineered hardwood floors are more stable and can withstand higher levels of humidity than solid hardwood floors. In this kitchen, engineered hardwoods are paired with white cabinets and countertops and a live-edge walnut bar-top.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It Too, Designer Jillian Harris modernized this west coast home by removing a pillar that sat in the middle of the entrance. She painted the walls with Behr Cotton Knit and installed engineered hickory hardwood flooring with Tremblant stain. Jillian added much needed life to the fireplace enclosure with a tile called Contessa Picket. Tying the room together are custom cushions and a custom sofa fabric called Bengal Bronze.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It, Too, Designer Jillian Harris modernized this west coast home by removing a pillar that sat in the middle of the entrance. She painted the walls with Behr Cotton Knit and installed engineered hickory hardwood flooring with Tremblant stain. The kitchen entrance was removed and the pantry and office desk area were closed in to create the laundry room. The Ceasarstone kitchen countertops, London Grey and Stone Grey, were extended along the back wall. Jillian removed another pillar in the centre of the kitchen and modernized the existing island with clean straight lines. Jillian completes the kitchen with Antique Imperial Mist subway tile for the backsplash.
Cool neutrals, rich textiles and ample lighting create a serene, relaxed atmosphere in this transitional living room. An open floor plan lends a sense of unity to the space, and engineered hardwood floors add warmth.
Hickory hardwood floors look flawless in this updated space. As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, Too, the existing kitchen island was given a contemporary facelift with modern lines and a clean, white finish.
Two classic lanterns illuminate this white hallway. A blue front door adds a pop of color while hickory-wood flooring warms the space. The hardwood is carried onto the stairs, providing contrast to the white railing and stairs risers for sleek, clean lines.
A wider look at the bedroom highlights the handmade flat weave cotton area rug with a navy blue and white chevron geometric pattern that adds charm and softness over the prefinished engineered hardwood floor.
The prefinished engineered hardwood floor in the entry and main floor of the home in "greige" (a color between beige and gray) adds warmth to the space. The medium tone floor offers a nice compromise to a super light or dark look.
Think beyond traditional finishes when choosing a hardwood floor for your kitchen. Wide-plank engineered wood floors with a slightly grayish hue lend a casual, rustic feel to this kitchen. An angled wood feature wall with open shelving adds additional texture and visual interest.