Quality engineered wood floors are constructed using 3-5 layers of hardwood plywood that are cross-laminated together to form one plank. This is called cross-ply construction. In the construction of the engineered wood floors the plywood wood piles are stacked on top of each other in the opposite directions. This creates a wood floor that is dimensionally stable and less affected by moisture than a 3/4" solid wood floor. Once the wood layers are glued together the piles will contract each other which will stop the plank from growing or shrinking with changes in the humidity. This enables these floors to be installed over concrete slabs for commercial purposes, below grade in basements over top your existing concrete floor, condos and any other rooms desire. The versatility of this constructed floor allows three methods of installation (nail down, glue down, and floating).
Engineered floors range from 1/4" to 9/16" in thickness, and from 2 1/4" to 7" in width. The lengths are random and range from 12"- 50" in length. The Flat sliced method is typically used to cut the finished layer and they are available in the same colour and species of our Solid Hardwood Collection.