Engineered wood is real wood flooring that’s built in layers and bonded together. The top hardwood layer shows all the natural characteristics and beauty of the selected wood species, just as you would see with any genuine wood floor. Below the surface layer are multiple layers of high density fiberboard (HDF) that create a board with greater strength and stability than a solid wood board.
Superior stability makes engineered hardwood floors resistant to changes in temperatures and humidity. The benefit for homeowners is that this type of floor can be installed anywhere, including moisture-prone areas like finished basements or environments like kitchens and bathrooms where solid wood would risk damage. Engineered floors can also be installed over radiant heat.
10 Benefits to Engineered Flooring:
- It looks just like real wood
- It doesn’t expand and contract to the same extent as solid wood
- It is extremely durable
- It can be sanded
- It can be refinished
- It comes in a whole range of species, grades and finishes
- It lends itself to wider boards
- It comes in chevron and parquet look
- It’s easy to install
- It won’t break the bank