Engineered wood is more frequently pre-finished, has beveled edges, is very rarely site-finished, and is installed with glue or as a floating installation. It can safely be used in all applications whether it be nail down, glue down or floating. With the glue down and floating applications engineered can be installed over radiant floor heating safely. It is a much more structurally sound material and handles climate, temperature and moisture change much better then solid woods.
Engineered wood flooring has other benefits beyond dimensional stability and universal use. Patented installation systems allow for faster installation and easy replacement of boards.