Knowing where the floor will be installed is essential. Before choosing a floor, determine if the room is above, on or below ground level (grade). Engineered Hardwood Floors can be used in most areas in the home including rooms below, on or above ground level. Solid wood floors are approved for above ground–level installations only. These floors perform better in humidity–controlled environments.
Is your sub floor concrete or a type of wood substrate? Engineered floors are ideal for concrete slabs. For remodel projects you may want to consider Engineered Hardwood floors that can be floated directly over the existing floor which eliminates the mess and additional costs.