Engineered Wood Floor

Engineered Wood Flooring is a product that consists of layers of wood press-glued together, with the grains running in different directions. This makes the wood more dimensionally stable than solid wood floors and slightly more resistant to moisture. There is a top layer of “finish” wood (usually 1/16” to 1/8” thick) that is glued to a bottom layer of plywood. This top layer of wood is prefinished at the manufacturer. Engineered wood flooring can usually be refinished, but possibly only a few times, due to the thin layer of finish wood on top of the plywood. This type of flooring is a good choice for basements, where solid wood is not recommended.