The Benefits of Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood is better able to deal with moisture, temperature changes and humidity which makes it the better choice for below-grade spaces. It’s factory-finished with multiple coats of protectant meaning it’s resistant to scratches and fading and therefore, also more durable than solid hardwood.
When it comes to installation, engineered wood gives you more options – planks of any width use “click” together technology (similar to laminate flooring) and can be stapled and nailed down, as well as glued or even floated. That equates to the process having the potential to be easier, faster, and we all know that means cheaper!
Something to take into consideration is that this type of flooring can be hard (or not at all possible) to refinish in the future since only the top layer is actual hardwood.