Engineered Wood on Concrete Slab
DH and I are getting bids on wood flooring for our new (old) house, which is on a slab. Every person has recommened 2 1/4 x 5/8 unfinished red oak engineered flooring in order to avoid adding a subfloor, which would then knock our doors out of whack etc. Will this have the same look as solid hardwood? Is white oak stronger than red (we have two little ones and a lab)?
In our old house, our solid wood floors held up tremendously well against our dog's nails. We had one room with (finished) pre-engineered wood that was scratched everywhere from his nails. Will the unfinished engineered flooring do better than what we had or is it just softer than solid wood?