Maybe the material was almost free, but how much time are you going to have to make it usable and pull nails? Park Avenue Flooring has some nice tips on this. Are the results what you’re after? We will be discussing several different categories of wood flooring in this article. One board with no glued-up laminations is solid wood flooring; it is essentially wood board that has been sized and profiled to a certain dimension. Engineered flooring has whatever sort and texture you want on the top, and this is glued to the bottom of a plywood backer. Engineered is still all wood, but is manufactured for better stability and dimensional precision with multiple layers that are laminated.Another area that is worth thinking about when comparing the two types of oak flooring is also laying the floor. Most engineered wood floors are longer and wider than most solid oak boards, because most people nowadays want to look like this. The flooring is longer and wider, which means that the flooring fits faster. Another aspect that makes it simpler and quicker to fit this floor is how well the boards are machined. We have had nothing but good feedback from our experience in the flooring industry about how easy it is to lay our engineered flooring, and this is due to how well the boards are machined. Since engineered flooring is faster and easier to fit, any additional money spent on buying an engineered oak floor is often compensated for in the time it is saved to fit it! When comparing prices, this is something to be kept in mind. The final benefit of engineered wood flooring over solid oak flooring that I’m going to mention is how more environmentally friendly an engineered oak floor is. The plywood used is made up of abundant fast-growing softwoods, and this is what is constructed from the underside of our engineered wood flooring. This means that far less of our valued oak, which has been growing for hundreds of years, is used, resulting in much more environmentally friendly flooring.