Engineered Hardwood was developed in response to the shortcomings of Solid Hardwood. So, in order to appreciate what an engineered floor brings to the table, it’s important that we first have a basic understanding of the inherent flaw in the nature of its older brother, Solid Hardwood.
As a natural product, hardwood will necessarily contract and expand in conjunction with the changing of season and the correlating temperature and humidity. However, if this climate change is too extreme, the resulting fluctuation can warp and split solid wood. Conversely, Engineered hardwood is built to accommodate this contraction and expansion; essentially it’s built to ‘go with the flow’.