It is a man-made product consisting of layered wood in a crossed fashion and held together by epoxies and adhesives, then pressed under tremendous pressure and heat. The top layer of engineered hardwood is a thick hardwood – veneer stained and sealed.
The core of the engineered hardwood consists of other wood materials pressed in layers. The core can contain up to ten different plywood and pressed composite wood layers. Layers have the wood grain laid perpendicular layer, by layer.
The cores of the engineered hardwood planks are designed in such a way that the layers deter twisting because of the opposing grain placement.
Engineered hardwood, like real hardwood, comes in many different hardness types, thickness types, and colors. Among the common hardwoods available are walnut, hickory, oak, maple, and etc.