Engineered wood is the best wood flooring option for areas with high amounts of moisture and in hot/humid climates. They also provide stronger and more durable surface finishes than solid wood floors. This is because they typically use a combination of both aluminum oxide and polyurethane. This product category accounts for 90% of wood flooring sales in Florida. Wood naturally wants to expand and contract due to moisture, humidity, and temperature. Engineered products have plys (layers) of real wood that run perpendicular to one another. These perpendicular running plys help slow down the natural expansion and contraction of wood in these mentioned climates.