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, where you’d never expect to see a hardwood floor.
Genuine hardwood – Although engineered hardwood flooring is not made of solid hardwood, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a genuine hardwood floor with all the warmth, beauty, and lifetime value it brings to a home. A quality engineered floor will last as long and perform as well as a solid wood floor, and can even be refinished – just not as many times.