Solid flooring is an excellent choice in most areas of a home on the ground level or above. All wood flooring, regardless of width or length, (which is one piece of wood from top to bottom) is considered solid flooring. Solid flooring gives you a great opportunity for customization. You can personalize your solid floor with your choice of stains and finishes.
Engineered flooring is perfect for those areas of the house where solid wood flooring may not be suitable, such as basements, kitchens, powder rooms and utility rooms. Engineered wood flooring consists of layers of wood pressed together, with the grains running in different directions. It's available in 3 and 5 ply. Engineered hardwood flooring is made up of a core of hardwood, plywood or HDF and a top layer of hardwood veneer that is glued on the top surface of the core. It's available in almost any hardwood species. Because the grains run in different directions, it is more dimensionally stable than solid wood.