Engineered to Deceive

The top, or "wear," layer of engineered products is what gives the floor its look as well as its durability. It ranges from 1/10 inch to almost 1/4 inch in premium flooring. That may not seem like a huge difference until you consider that one measure of a wood floor's life is how many times it can be sanded and refinished (typically one to four times). Traditional solid wood flooring is 3/4 inch thick, while engineered flooring—base plus wear layer—ranges from 3/8 to 9/16 inch thick.

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