Engineered wood floors are less vulnerable to moisture and chemicals than hardwood floors, but you should still be careful when cleaning and caring for it. The current trend is towards subtle colors that give wood a natural look, with some designers even avoiding stains altogether. An uncoated wooden floor can be cold and uncomfortable, so it's important to choose the right type of wood and color for your new floor. Traditional hardwood floors can look like new after finishing, and they have a much longer life expectancy than carpets.
Most types of engineered hardwood floors have the same grooved construction and are installed in the same way as hardwood floors. If the floorboards are not finished, the floor is sanded, stained and coated with several layers of varnish polyurethane. To ensure you opt for a high-quality engineered wood floor, it's best to buy from an accredited dealer. Hardwood floors have always been a sought-after option, and their popularity isn't likely to wane in the short term.