Engineered Flooring lets you bring the beauty and warmth of hardwood into all areas of your home.It looks like solid hardwood because it is !But underneath, it's "engineered" to allow the wood to naturally contract and expand .That means it can be installed virtually everywhere,even in high-moisture areas like basements and over concrete!
The most popular surface texture we see in prefinished hardwood flooring is a smooth surface. Floor boards are sanded flat and then finished at the factory. Read about the advantages of factory prefinished flooring here: Prefinished or Unfinished Hardwood Flooring. Hardwood flooring with a smooth surface can definitely enhance the elegance of a room, especially when used in a darker finish. Keep in mind that smooth hardwood floors will show scratches and dents more readily than a more textured hardwood floor.