Engineered wood flooring is a product made from a combination of several different types of wood that are combined together under high pressure and heat to form specific shapes and textures. If you want to see what the finished product looks like you can visit companies such as Irwin Tiles.
Engineered wood is known as mass lumber, engineered wood, composite wood, or man-made hardwood, and has a variety of derivative products that are made by bonding or attaching the individual strands together under high pressure and heat. This process results in the unique appearance of engineered wood flooring that cannot be found in the natural world, such as finger-shaped grain or knotty boards. In order to obtain engineered hardwood flooring one must apply an oil coating to the product followed by a thorough sanding to remove the previous coating. Once the product is sanded it may be treated with a clear polyurethane coating that will allow the product to be stained and protected from stains and damage.
The top layer of engineered wood flooring is typically constructed from a blend of man-made and natural solid wood fibers, plastics, and other synthetic materials. It can then be installed over a substrate consisting of either plywood or particle board with a joint compound applied to hold the flooring in place. Engineered hardwood flooring is able to withstand heavy foot traffic and is a preferred choice for many homeowners when it comes to the installation of their flooring.