Have you ever found yourself in this situation? You're standing in front of a hardwood flooring display in a retail store or home center and you see a sign on a sample that reads engineered wood flooring and you ask yourself, "Is that real wood?"

The answer, in a word, is yes.

It's easy to be confused about the term.If it's real wood flooring, why don't manufacturers just call it "wood"?Here's why. Real wood flooring is either constructed of one solid piece of wood, called "solid wood," or it's constructed of three to 10 thin layers of wood or "plies," which makes it engineered wood flooring. From The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.