Solid Hardwood vs Engineered:
If you are looking for traditional flooring, solid hardwood is the best option. Solid hardwood, as its name suggests is a solid piece of wood. Each board is made of a single plank of wood which is cut down to its ideal size. Because solid hardwood floors are thicker, they can be sanded and refinished a number of times. As it is prone to moisture and humidity, it may not be a good choice for below grade level or damp areas such as basements or bathrooms. But it is an excellent option for living areas, dining or bedrooms.
Engineered Wood is made from 100% real wood glued to two or more layers of both hardwood and plywood. This gives engineered wood good stability, making it a much better option for below grade basements and damp areas like bathrooms and laundry rooms. It is quite easy to install and is less expensive than solid hardwood.