So why hardwood flooring? Why not tile or carpet? Engineered hardwood flooring offers a beautiful touch to any home or office with a level of durability that can not be touched by most tiles or carpets. When properly maintained, hardwood floors can hold their gleam over decades while carpets may stain or tear and tile may need to be re-grout. While most people won't walk into a building and proclaim, "My, what a lovely carpet", many have walked in and been taken back by gorgeous American Cherry lined from wall to wall.