The layered construction of engineered hardwood makes it more dimensionally stable than solid hardwood flooring. Its resistance to moisture and temperature changes makes it suitable for areas with fluctuating humidity levels, including basements and areas with concrete subfloors.
Aesthetics And Options
Engineered hardwood is available in a wide range of wood species, colors, finishes and plank size. It can replicate the look of traditional hardwood floors and offers versatility in design choices to match different interiors styles.
The top layer of engineered hardwood is made of real hardwood, providing similar durability and wear resistance as solid hardwood. However, the thickness of the wear layer can vary among different products. It is important to choose engineered hardwood with a thicker wear layer for higher durability and the option to refinish the floor in the future.
Engineered hardwood can be a more environmentally friendly choice compared to solid hardwood. The use of thinner hardwood veneers allows manufacturers to maximize the use of available hardwood resources.