However, the construction underneath is different, with three or more layers of genuine wood combined with a bit of resin. The layers are placed in a crosswise position, giving the floor stability and better handle water. As a result, it won't shrink or expand to adjust to the weather, and it can be installed in some higher-than-normal moisture areas. It comes various thicknesses, but the heavier, the better, and, depending on that number, it can be refinished up to four times. Engineered wood floors can last up to 50 years.
These floors also add value to your property which you'll see three ways. First, 80%-90% of the initial cost will reflect your home value, so a $200K home could become $216K. Second, if you're planning to sell, know that buyers will often pay more for a home with wood floors. Third, they are just more visually appealing, which will make them sell faster.