Despite the wide selection of flooring options available on the market, wood flooring continues to be one of the most preferred choices for residential homes. This is not surprising since wood flooring adds beauty, warmth and value to your home.

Now that your heart is set on wood flooring, the next thing you should consider is what type – is it solid or engineered wood?

Let’s take some time to explore some of the benefits of engineered hardwood flooring. Who knows, it might be the right flooring for your home.

Looks like real woods

Unlike solid wood floor, engineered wood flooring is made up of several layers of high density fibreboard. But its topmost layer is made of real wood, making it look so convincingly look like solid wood. In fact, it also features the natural characteristic and beauty of wood that most homeowners want. Because they look alike, some people mistakenly assume that they are one and the same thing.


Hardwood floors can add character and charm to your home. But not every room is suitable for hardwood flooring. Unlike traditional wood, engineered wood floors can be installed in any room in the house since it is resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. Meaning, it can be installed even in moisture-prone areas like the bathroom and the basement. If you want the look of hardwood, but you’re worried about moisture, this is the flooring for you.

More affordable

No one can deny the appeal of hardwood floor. But because they are expensive, not everyone can afford it and have it installed in their home. As a result, homeowners look for alternatives – something that looks like wood, but doesn’t cost that much. If you are one of them, you might want to consider engineered wood flooring. It might look like it costs a fortune, but it won’t break the bank.