- A popular alternative to solid hardwood flooring.
- The surface veneer is made of hardwood such as maple or oak, while tongue-and-groove strips underneath are constructed of plywood.
- Easy to install because it can be installed without a subfloor and requires no sanding or finishing.
- Usually installed by gluing to the subfloor, although some types snap together and do not require glue.
- The size of the veneer will determine the floor’s durability. High-quality engineered floors feature surface veneer of 5/32” to 1/8”.
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Solid Hardwood vs Engineered Hardwood
An engineered wood floor is constructed of layers of both hardwood and plywood, where solid hardwood is a solid piece of wood with no layers. Hardwood flooring is a great way to create timeless pizzazz to any room! … Engineered hardwood construction has durable, high-performance qualities.