Disadvantages Of Engineered Wood Flooring: General Overview, Pros And Cons

General Overview

Engineered wood is most commonly known as the composite wood and is made with the man-made process. This wood is widely used for the manufacturing of the number of products like flooring, furniture, etc. The wood is built of the different hardwood slides.

What Are The Pros And Cons Of the Engineered Wood?

The engineered wood comes with both advantages and disadvantages out of which some are mentioned below:


  1. Moisture: The engineered wood flooring comes with ultimate moisture resistant capability.
  2. Stability: The wood has more stability because of its moisture blocking capability.
  3. Less Maintainance: The engineered wood flooring has fewer chances of swelling and wrapping and therefore it requires less maintenance.
  4. Eco-Friendly: This is considered most eco-friendly as compared to hardwood because hardwood trees grow slowly.
  5. Durability: The flooring comes with excellent durability as they are strong as well as hard.


  1. Expensive: In comparison to another flooring options like tile, laminate this is the expensive option.
  2. Sanding/Refinishing: Since this wood is made up of the thin veneer layers and sanding or refinishing may harm the floor.
  3. Pre Finished: Since the wood is prefinished the cleaning can cause issues.
  4. Grain Pattern: The wood comes with diverse grain pattern as compared to the solid wood.
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