What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

An engineered hardwood plank consists of several layers of plywood glued together in a crisscross pattern topped with a wear layer (either wood veneer or solid hardwood). This process eliminates the expansion and contraction that occurs with solid hardwood and in turn; the floor becomes suitable to be installed in places where solid hardwood may not be installed. Depending on the thickness of the wear layer; engineered floors can be sanded and refinished several times. Engineered floors are usually available in many different species, thicknesses ranging from 5/16" to a full 1" and width that vary from 2" to a staggering 12"".

Engineered floors can be nailed, glued or floated over plywood or concrete sub floors below, on or above ground levels. For glue or floating installation; it is recommended that you use a skilled professional.

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