Having beautiful wood flooring is within your reach. You might worry about the cost of hardwood floors, but would you be interested in learning about a shortcut that would be difficult to distinguish from the real thing? If you are ok with a little deception, then engineered flooring might be just the thing for you.
Engineered flooring is made by covering high quality plywood with a layer of hardwood, creating the look of a hardwood floor at a fraction of the cost.
Engineered flooring is also much easier to install than a natural hardwood floor since it can be fastened using many different types of fasteners. There are some downsides to engineered flooring. Since it only has a thin layer of actual wood, it makes it much more difficult to deal with damage to the floor, such as scratches. If the scratch is too deep, it might reach the underlying layer of plywood, making it difficult to repair. It is also not quite as durable as a regular hard wood floor.