Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered flooring is comprised of two components; the lamella (wear layer/veneer) and the plywood substrate.  We hand select only the best decorative boards for re-sawing into veneers that will be hot glued to the plywood. The gluing of the lamella is processed on a continuous feed glue line, which means that the exposed top decorative board will be kept at its randomly optimum long lengths (3′ – 13′ with the average long length at 8′ long) to which the plywood will be cut, unlike other manufactures that cut the veneer to the same 4′ – 8′ length of the plywood. Thus, a Heppner Hardwoods floor will be pleasing to the aesthetics with randomly long lengths, unlike a nested bundle floor, to which its purpose is to be easier to handle and cheaper to make.  Another advantage over the competition is that we use only  the best plywood which is comprised of high value Baltic-Birch inter-woven into multiple plywood layers, usually 9 plys for 3/4″ thick planks, and glued together with exterior rated adhesives. If the grade of the plywood is compromised, it could become a case of what you don’t see will hurt you.

Wide Plank Engineered Flooring

There are several advantages to purchasing an engineered hardwood floor. It is more dimensionally stable than solid wood flooring and less prone to width cupping (smiling or frowning) or shrinking length wise. With the proper  installation and maintenance, a well manufactured engineered floor can be installed in environments where a solid, especially a solid wide plank  floor, would not dare to tread.

The top veneer of an engineered floor can range from 4mm – 7mm or anywhere in between. You can add the same attributes to an engineered floor as you would to a solid floor.  We can assist you with decisions about bevels, radius edges, end matching, texturing, fuming and other finishing distinctions.

When considering wide plank flooring, consisting of boards ranging from  8″ – 13″ wide, a thinner wear layer may be indicated.   Heppner Hardwoods consultants will help with that determination and advise on the best install method.  We custom mill every floor, plank by plank, to your specifications.

Why Choose an Engineered Hardwood Floor

Besides all the advantages that engineered flooring has to offer, the installation contractor is relying on Heppner Hardwoods expertise in specie selection as well as precision milled Tongue & Groove (T&G) or Groove and Groove (G&G).  The T & G will be milled within 1/32″ tolerance and will match well within the substrate, not the veneer.  Therefore, should a new look be desired it will allow multiple sanding and refinishing.

When the designer, retailer, or contractor is involved in interpreting the design request of the client for custom wide plank flooring with an old world  patina or a  clean contemporary design, he is relying on Heppner Hardwoods manufacturing  and craftsmanship.  His reputation is depending on the fact that we own and control all the processes in our 5 acre facility in Azusa, California.

With common sense considerations,  you are assured that your engineered random and  multi-width or wide plank flooring will not only endure and survive your day to day living but, will grow in value and appreciation.

See for Yourself

In the manufacturing of our engineered flooring products, we use exterior Baltic Birch plywood as a platform. This product is all birch hardwood veneers bonded with phenolic WBP (Weather – Boil Proof) glue which will withstand boiling water for a period of 72 hours and is CARB certified. This plywood is a must for a platform of a quality engineered product. The hardwood faces (lamellas) are bonded to the plywood using Polyurethane (PUR) hot melt glue. This glue is used in Europe as well, and does not produce any VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). This glue is waterproof and had no added formaldehyde.

There are a number of ways we make engineered flooring as illustrated below:


9mm Substrate, 4mm Wear Layer, 7 Ply 1/2″ Engineered Plank


12mm Substrate, 4mm  Wear Layer, 9 Ply 5/8″ Engineered Plank


12mm Substrate, 7mm Wear Layer, 9 Ply, 3/4″ Engineered Plank


15mm Substrate, 4mm Wear Layer, 11 Ply, 3/4″ Engineered Plank


Solid Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood flooring will add warmth and beauty to any home. If you are considering the investment of a solid hardwood floor, you will want the Heppner experience as your foundation. Each floor is crafted with the respect and precision of 21st century technology.

We operate high tech, late model milling equipment, yet still hand select each board to obtain the look you desire and for meeting the need of the installers. This is why each board has to be consistent and have a precise Tongue & Groove (T & G) milled from start to finish.

Why Choose a Solid Hardwood Floor

Our solid hardwood flooring is fabricated from 1″ thick solid wood and has a Tongue & Groove on the sides to join the boards, but we can customize your floor to meet most any dimensions your projects require, from 15/16” to 5/16”. The main advantage of a solid hardwood floor is its ability to be resanded and refinish.

A well fabricated solid hardwood floor will provide a perfect blank canvas for imparting the design of your client. From wire brushing, hand scrapping, fuming, to custom edge profiles your floor can be as unique as your very own imagination.

Heppner Hardwoods, Inc. is a business to business manufacturer of “one off” custom hardwood floors and mouldings.