Elegance engineered for superior performance. Engineered Hardwood flooring is real hardwood -- the word engineered just refers to the way in which it Is made. And there are many benefits to choosing an engineered product over a solid product. Here are the facts: Engineered hardwoods are made of several layers, or plies that are glued together in a cross-grain construction. This type of construction is far stronger than a single piece of solid wood; and it is also more structurally sound it will not buckle, gap, cup or twist.