What is engineered wood flooring and is it better than solid?

dark engineered wood flooring
(Image credit: Woodpecker Flooring)

Just what is engineered wood flooring, aside from now being one of the most popular options chosen by those installing a new floor in their homes?

With so many different types of flooring on offer it can be a tricky task to decide which one will be right for your home, both in terms of practical features as well as aesthetics. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.