With engineered hardwood, you get some of the same benefits you get from solid wood. The elegant look is still there, thanks to a top of real wood veneer, that will go with any home furnishing. You even get a wide array of choices when it comes to picking your favorite species, such as hickory, oak, maple and more.
The biggest benefit of engineered wood is the freedom you have in where you have it installed. Unlike solid wood, engineered wood can easily be placed in the basement. It doesn’t have the likelihood of taking on damage due to temperature or humidity changes.
The biggest drawback lies in the refinishing. The thickness determines the number of times you can refinish this floor, but even at its thickest, you can only refinish it twice at most.