There are various differences between the two in general however which we will look at here. For instance engineered flooring tends to be pre-finished more usually than solid floors and are normally supplied with beveled edges. This then alters the appearance and means that engineered flooring often looks better upon receipt. However it is possible to use floor refinishing on hardwood flooring too once you have received it and this will result in both looking identical. Here the floor is finished using a sander the aim of which is to sand down all of the surface to be the equal height and gradient. This then does away with imperfections and makes the floor appear shinier and smoother. Floor refinishing can be used on engineered flooring and on hardwood floors in order to improve their appearance as they wear over time.
Engineered floors are designed in order to be highly practical and useful and which makes them somewhat more versatile than solid hardwood floors.