What kind of wood flooring should we get?
December 16, 2010 5:35 PM Subscribe
What kind of wood flooring should we get for our new house? Complications: two small kids, largish dog, budget.
posted by ish__ to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We've been considering the click-lock engineered flooring for the main floor (3 bedrooms, hall, kitchen, dining, living room). We've been looking at both the Home Legend and Thomasville brands from Home Depot. This is significantly cheaper than traditional hardwoods and can be installed by us. Initially people had told us that the engineered flooring would hold up and would work well in higher humidity areas (and we live in Northern Virginia). Upon further review online though, I'm not finding a whole lot of good things people say about these floors holding up to wear and tear. The samples I've brought home are denting quite easily by my intentional dropping of silverware on them. We're concerned between the two small kids and a largish dog (60lb golden retriever) that we'd end up ruining the floor shortly after we install it. We are expecting/hoping to sell the house in 5-7 years and don't want to have to do this twice.
Does anyone have any experience with the click lock engineered flooring (or these particular brands)? If so, what do you think of them and how are they holding up? Is there something else (brand, style, etc) that we are missing that we need to be considering? Should we say screw these click lock floors and get traditional hardwoods installed? If so, what kind - any recommendations?