Question by  sathyaraj (26)

What can you tell me about engineered wood flooring?

I need to learn everything I can about engineered flooring.


Answer by  silverkatcreationsyahoocom (324)

It is finished hard wood on top of plywood, apx 1/16-1/8 inches of hardwood. It is prefinished so once laid it can be walked on. It can be nailed, glued down or there are floating flooring. Plywood makes it durable.


Answer by  icanoutfishyou (1148)

Engineered hardwood consists of several layers of woods adhered to each other. They are generally adhered (like plywood) with the grains facing different ways for better adhesion. The top layer is the "finished" layer, and typically has a silver oxide treatment to prevent scratching.


Answer by  woodmaster (15)

Engineered wood flooring is more expensive than laminate flooring but generally less than hardwood flooring. Engineered wood flooring is flooring made up of finish wood on top with non-finish plywood underneath. It usually is not as thick as hardwood flooring and as a result cannot be sanded as many times. However, engineered wood is less effected by the environment.


Answer by  aunatural (26)

This is a term that applies to many products that include underlayments and finished flooring materials. Underlayments include particle/fiberboards, and oriented strand boards (OSB). These are used for their dimensional stability primarily as a base to apply finished floors over.

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