What do you want to cover your floors with? Many have their preferences for what they feel looks best, but wood floors have always been appreciated. The cost of installing hardwood flooring can discourage many, however. There is an alternative, though, and it will look just as good as a wood floor at a fraction of the cost, and it is called engineered flooring. Engineered flooring consists of plywood that has a thin hardwood layer on top. This will give you the look of hardwood flooring at a fraction of the price. Engineered flooring is also easier to install than wood flooring, since you can use fasteners that wouldn’t work with a wood floor.

You do need to consider that engineered flooring will get damaged easier than wood flooring. A scratch in wood flooring can be fixed with some work, but a deep scratch in engineered flooring might reveal the plywood underneath, which is harder to restore.