solid hardwood isn’t the perfect wood choice, then you might consider
engineered flooring. This is still real wood flooring, but it only has a wooden
veneer that is placed between a sturdy backing layer, and a protective top
coating. Engineered wood can still be refinished, at least once, and sometimes
more, depending upon the thickness of the wood veneer. It works particularly
well in spaces like basements, since solid wood cannot be installed in below
grade spaces. Engineered wood never expands or contracts, and is not changed by
moisture, humidity, or changes in temperature.