Engineered Wood Flooring is real wood flooring that is a sandwich of 1/16" to 1/8" of finished wood on top and non-finish plywood underneath. Which means it is 100% REAL wood. The middle layer of plywood is laid cross-ways to the finish layer, providing additional strength to the floor. Whatever the specie of solid hardwood, there is an equivalent specie of engineered hardwood for sale. Engineered hardwood flooring options are more expensive than laminate, however they provide better value in the long run because they can periodically be sanded to revive the wood grain and erase scratches.