For people who prefer a more uniform look than solid hardwood provides, there is engineered wood flooring. Generally, the planks are cut in the same varying sizes as solid wood planks.
A few of engineered hardwood characteristics include:
- Comprised of multiple layers
- Far less susceptible to weather and moisture
- More versatile
- More uniform
- Available in many species of wood
Top-flight engineered floors have between three and 12 layers per plank. Some of the best examples of engineered floor planks include interlocking connectors that simply click together without the use of glue or nails. Because of the multiple layers, each of which can expand and contract separately, engineered flooring is less affected by weather and humidity changes.
Engineered oak flooring is by definition, more uniform in appearance than solid flooring, so it’s a good choice if you prefer a modern look. Unlike solid flooring, which is only available in a few selections, you can have engineered flooring in almost any variety.