There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to everything. This is especially true when choosing flooring for your home. Whether it’s a brand new floor or a replacement of the existing one, you need to factor in your needs and your budget.
Hardwood flooring is the best choice in terms of warmth and durability. However, it is quite costly. It would also be difficult to install hardwood floor over old flooring in your room.
This is where engineered wood flooring comes in. It is the less-expensive alternative, and easier to install. It’s also important to note that it is a more sustainable material. Instead of chopping more trees to create a thick hardwood floor, engineered wood only uses a 6mm veneer per board.
Approximately 1 to 2 cm in thickness, it is composed of a top veneer of real wood and layers of plywood underneath. Because of how it is made, engineered wood flooring can withstand higher levels of moisture