About to spend a lot of money... is this the right choice??
We're getting ready to buy laminate floors for our living room and hallway. We live in a ranch style house -- the kind where you walk directly into the living room with no foyer. We have been living with disgusting, 17-year-old carpet in there for 4 years, and it's time for something new! We don't want to put more carpet because it's such a high traffic area and we have 2 rowdy dogs, which is why we're leaning towards laminate. We know wood is great for resale (we'll probably be moving in about 2 years), but with the price point of our house, we just don't want to spend too much (and we're installing ourselves, so laminate will be simpler).
Anyway, does anyone have any experience with Lamett Charisma collection floors? We're looking at the Cosmopolitan color. It's a 12mm thick high gloss floor -- just gorgeous in person. I'm a little worried about the glossy finish though and whether it will stay looking so nice -- especially with our dogs. Also, we're considering ordering from fastfloors (dot) com. Does anyone have experience ordering from them? They seem to have the best price (over $1 per sq ft cheaper than our local place).
I would appreciate any advice you could give! Thanks!