Excerpt from Chesapeake Flooring Official Website:

Hardwood flooring has been popular for decades—and no wonder! Hardwood is unparalleled in its ability to add warmth and luxury to any room. Manufactured directly from tree lumber, hardwood showcases all the beauty of nature. Unlike manmade products, no two pieces of hardwood will ever be identical, as each tree has its own individual grain pattern.

Chesapeake Flooring offers hardwood in a variety of ways, each with their own features and benefits.

Engineered wood is real wood flooring that’s produced in layers bonded together, with a layer of genuine hardwood and multiple layers of high density fiberboard (HDF). The result is the beauty of hardwood with increased strength, stability, and warp resistance.

Solid hardwood refers to planks that are cut from the tree in one solid piece. This treatment showcases all of wood’s natural beauty, but is slightly more fragile. It requires gentle treatment and care to look its best, but for some buyers the look is worth it.