Engineered hardwood flooring has a real hardwood surface with multiple underlying cross-laminated layers of plywood or fingerjoint cross lamination, making it remarkably strong and dimensionally stable. This results in fewer gaps between boards and overall, a longer-lasting “new” look. Engineered floors can also have a selection of beveled edges, affecting the overall appearance. Just like solid hardwood, engineered floors can be sanded and refinished, which increases lifespan. Perhaps the main difference, however, is that an engineered hardwood floor is more suitable for below and above grade applications, whereas solid hardwood is only above grade application. Engineered hardwood flooring is by far the most stable real-wood floor available and is available in a huge variety of species, widths, colours, styles, and installations for maximum suitability to your design, needs, and tastes. Engineered hardwood flooring is also compatible with under-floor heating systems. Globally, engineered hardwood is the most common wood flooring used.