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    I was asked about using an engineered wood flooring. It is a 5 inch wide plank that is 5 ft long. I have not seen it so do not know the maker but I am pretty familiar with 3/4 inch hardwood floors. Wondering about the pros and cons of them. Biggest thing that comes to mind is I doubt if it can ever be sanded down and that is based on my thinking the top layer is some sort of veneer.

    You guys install it or know any more about it than I do

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    I've never installed it but have looked at it in the store. Here's an article:

    Here's an excerpt from the article:

    "Can engineered floors be refinished?

    Yes, they can, at least once. Floors with a wear layer less than 2 millimeters thick can tolerate a light scuff-sanding with a buffer. Thicker top layers can be sanded just like solid wood, allowing you to erase deeper scratches and dents. An engineered floor with a 3-millimeter top, for instance, can handle two refinishings. Just be sure your flooring pro knows your floor's specs and refinishing history before he begins."

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