Made from real hardwood, the cross-ply construction of engineered wood flooring resists expansion and contraction from humidity changes. The key to this increased stability and moisture tolerance comes from how an engineered wood floor is made.
Engineered wood floors behave a little differently than solid fardwood floors, tend to be easier to install and they’re usually less expensive than solid.
An engineered wood floor will last from 20 to 100 years, depending on the thickness of of the top veneer. The best engineered wood floors available will last as long and perform as well as a plank floor, so another consideration to keep in mind is how long you want this material to last.
Using a high-quality, long-lasting engineered wood floor won’t affect your resale value, but using a cheap one will.