Engineered wood flooring is an exciting alternative to solid hardwood flooring. Engineered flooring basically is a sandwich of solid wood and plywood. The top wood layer is what you see and walk on. But it’s the plywood that distinguishes engineered wood flooring from solid hardwood. Each ply runs perpendicular to its adjacent ply, giving dimensional strength to the sandwich. This means that engineered wood flooring stands up well to areas with light moisture – basements and bathrooms.
As the solid wood it could be supplied unfinished (to be finished on site) or pre-finished (ready for use immediately after installation.
Another great thing about engineered wood is the range of installation options. It can be nailed down or glued down to the subfloor. Installation as a floated floor gives you an extra fitting option when you go for engineered flooring. There are some engineered hardwood floor boards manufactured with click system, which makes them very easy for laying.
Engineered wood flooring gets more and more popular nowadays, it is more stable, more reliable and it is suitable for any kind of under floor heating. In the same time it keeps the natural beauty of the wood, and it still can be sanded a several times (depending of the thickness of the wear layer).