Is your home on a concrete slab? If so, you can still enjoy the luxury of real hardwood with an engineered floor. Engineered floors consist of 3 to 12 layers of plywood that are cross layered forming a remarkably sturdy structure. The layers of compressed wood are glued together with a thin veneer of your chosen species on top. Having multiple layers is critical in that it prevents moisture condensation on your subfloor from damaging your new hardwoods. Because of this feature, engineered hardwood floors are more commonly used in damp basements or areas with higher moisture content. Installation is convenient, your new hardwoods are simply glued directly to your concrete slab or stapled to your plywood subfloor.