The Imperio collection is an engineered wood floor. This is where numerous layers of wood running in opposite directions are fused together. These floors come pre-finished, and as such are much quicker and easier to install than solid wood, without site dust and coatings to worry about. Most engineered floors can be sanded and refinished. The benefit of an Engineered floor is its stability. It is less prone to shrinking or growing with humidity and you will not get gaps between boards, like with solid wood flooring. Engineered wood can be installed over nearly all types of subfloor and can be nailed and glued down or floated over an underlay for footfall noise reduction, warmth and insulation.