Advantages & Disadvantages
Engineered wood is more flexible, although it does best in a 30 to 50 percent humidity range, which allows it to be made in wider widths and extreme lengths. Despite this greater flexibility in terms of dealing with moisture, in extreme conditions, the face can crack or cause damage to the core, causing it to be replaced in its entirety.
Sometimes you can also hear people referring to “composite” wood flooring. Engineered composite wood flooring contains real wood on the wearable surface only. The backing and core material may be made up of any type of composite material.
For most homes in the US, engineered wood is a great and suitable option. It is real wood floors without a lot of maintenance hassles, usually waterproofing construction and installation is much faster.