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What is engineered wood flooring?

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Engineered wood flooring is real wood, with the advantage of plywood crisscrossed construction underneath for added strength and durability. The multiple layers involved are pressed together and heat-bonded, giving engineered hardwood much greater resistance to the effects of humidity than conventional wood flooring.

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Engineered hardwood flooring is manufactured in several different ways, including rotary-peel, dry solid-sawn and sliced-peel. Each gives a slightly different appearance to the finished wood, but they all have the same strength, durability and restorability advantage. One of the most distinct visual advantages of engineered hardwood flooring is that water on the surface does not seep through and damage the wood.

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