In situations that require flooring in spaces like this, you’ll want to find out more about engineered hardwood flooring. Still considered wood flooring, it is a single veneer of real wood placed carefully between a stable backing layer, and a protective top coat. While the backing provides stability in any installation location, the top coat helps to fend off scratches, scuffs, dings, and more.
Solid wood allows you to choose personalized stain colors and finishes, and can even be refinished several times over its lifespan. This project strips away all the years of wear and tear, leaving you with a breathtaking, like-new floor, all over again. Engineered flooring can also be refinished, but usually only once or twice before it’s finished.
When it comes to cleaning, both floors are easy to clean, but the solid variety should have a deep cleaning performed as suggested by the manufacturer. Engineered flooring can be cleaned by the homeowner, and questions about usage of chemical cleaners should be directed towards the manufacturer or your local flooring supply center.