Solid oak flooring is obviously the most desirable for the heightened value it will give your home, and the simple namesake of solid wood. Yet real oak floors require tremendous attention, care, concern, and above all financial investment. Laminate wood is fairly cheap and looks decent, but ultimately does not have the beauty or value of wood. It also cannot be sanded to correct scratches or beatings. That’s why you need to consider engineered oak floor boards.
Engineered oak wood flooring is actually 100% real wood. It is a sandwich of anywhere from 1/6 inch to 1/8 inch of finish wood on top and non finish plywood underneath. That, again, is entirely real wood. In fact, having plywood beneath your oak floors is actually preferred. The middle layer, laid cross ways, provides extra strength and lasting durability to the flooring job. You can find engineered boards in a variety of styles, from modern to antique oak flooring.