Engineered wood flooring
Engineered wood flooring is layered product made of an actual but thin slice of hardwood on top of a base of high-quality plywood. standard widths are 3.25", with plank sizes starting at 5".Most engineered wood floors are pre-finished. It is possible to find a few dealers who sell site-finished engineered wood flooring, Hurst Hardwoods being one of them.
The surface is thin, it can become chipped or de-laminated if stressed beyond normal conditions. Yet its ability to hold up to limited moisture helps bring up its durability rating.Its plywood base is dimensionally stable, meaning that it warps and flexes less easily upon contact with moisture than solid wood. Fibers in plywood run in cross-wise layers, a far more stable structure than solid wood's parallel fibers.