Engineered wood flooring is taking a significant share of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to those who want both beauty and practicality. You'll still have your beautiful oak, maple, ash or hickory, etc., floors, but the construction is different. Underneath are three or more layers of genuine wood combined with resin and placed in a crosswise position, and, as a result, these wood floors are more stable and better able to handle water.
Domestic woods, like oak, maple, ash, birch, hickory, are harvested within North America and are warmer and are warmer, and more traditional. Exotics, such as teak, Brazilian cherry, rosewood, Jarrah, or ebony, are harvested in Brazil, Southeast Asia, and Africa. They are darker, more dramatic, and, some say, more contemporary.
Also, look at hardness because not all hardwood flooring is the same. Both white and red oak are substantial, and hickory is considered to be the most solid domestic. All exotics are rigid. Explore the Janka Hardness Scale; as the numbers increase, so does the hardness.