Engineered wood is 100% natural wood with a thin top layer of veneer and a sturdy bottom layer that resists expansion and contraction. Engineered hardwood is an attractive and cost- effective alternative to natural hardwood. With a scratch-resistant finish, Engineered Hardwood floors are the most durable natural wood option. Matte or low gloss finishes also help to hide scratches or scuffs.
Engineered Hardwood has the advantage of water resistance, however, neither option is ideal for damp rooms. Engineered Hardwood will still dent, scratch and scuff, and may fade over time. As always, be on the lookout for cheap imitations and opt for a high-quality Engineered Hardwood brand.