From smooth, glossy, traditional strips to wide, weathered planks, hardwood creates a beautiful backdrop for any style room. Engineered hardwood flooring is a cost-effective flooring solution that is perfect for the modern-day home. It is constructed from genuine wood; however, when creating engineered wood planks, multiple plies of wood are glued together in a cross-grain pattern. On top of the cross-grain wood pattern, a genuine piece of wood is placed on top, which gives engineered hardwood its natural, genuine wood beauty. Then, the layers are bonded under high heat and pressure. Unlike solid hardwood, this construction makes engineered wood more dimensionally stable, which means less expansion and contraction with changes in moisture and humidity levels. Engineered hardwood floors are ideal for condominiums, basements (concrete subfloor), residential and commercial units. Engineered hardwood has the benefit of being able to withstand even the busiest of homes, and is generally installed in high traffic areas.