Engineered Wood

Engineered wood floor has a top decorative layer that is real wood. (Unlike laminate flooring, where the decorative layer is a print). The top layer of real wood can be any thickness. As a general rule, thicker top layers provide longer life and can be sanded more times.

The second component of engineered flooring is the core board. This provides the base layer that the decorative layer is bonded to. The core board is very important. It provides strength and stability to the overall floor. The core is made from materials that are considered more stable than solid wood flooring when exposed to changes in moisture and heat. There are various types of core board used in engineered wood flooring..