Engineered hardwood is a versatile and resilient flooring option that can be installed in most areas of your home. Made of genuine wood, this flooring gives your home an updated look and feel. Engineered hardwood is made of a core of hardwood or plywood with a layer of hardwood veneer affixed to the top surface. Most engineered wood floors are pre-finished. While it can be sanded, only lightly once or twice is recommended before the veneer wears away (compared to hardwood which can be sanded and refinished multiple times before becoming too thin). The overall durability of Engineered hardwood is good, but because the surface is thin, it can become chipped or de-laminated if stressed beyond normal conditions. Yet its ability to hold up to limited moisture helps bring up its durability rating.