Engineered wood flooring is constructed from different layers of material, making it more robust and stable in a much wider variety of environments than solid wood.
The top layer is a veneer of hardwood, often oak, so the appearance and texture is the same as a solid oak flooring. But this is layed upon a base of plywood, high density fibreboard or hardwood, or a mix of materials, depending on the product. These core layers provide much more stability to the product and the boards contract and expand less than solid oak, making them much more compatible with underfloor heating systems.
They also offer greater value for money and require less ongoing maintenance and are a great flooring choice both in the home as well as in offices, restaurants, shops and many other settings.