Best Rooms for Hardwood
Both solid and engineered hardwood floors are designed for lasting beauty and performance but they have different performance attributes affecting where they can be installed. Installation of solid hardwood is recommended for rooms above ground only, and generally not in bathrooms where humidity and pooling water may cause wood to warp.
The unique construction of engineered wood makes it less likely to react to fluctuations in humidity and temperature. So you can install engineered flooring on any level of your home, including dampness-prone places like finished basements.