Hardwood flooring is arguably one of the most value-enhancing features of any home. It’s durable and beautiful, and thanks to its ability to be renewed periodically by sanding and refinishing, it’s one of the longest-lasting flooring materials there is. But what about engineered hardwood? What exactly is it and how does it compare to the real deal?
Engineered hardwood floors are constructed with ply layers, that are cross layered, glued and pressed together to form a plank. According to Floorfacts.com, manufacturers use anywhere from 3-12 layers of wood to construct planks, and in general, the higher the number of layers used, the better the quality of the floor.