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Laminate vs engineered?

Posted by jxbrown (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 21, 12 at 23:20

We've made an offer on a house that needs a lot of work. I'm trying to make some basic decisions so I can put together a budget. We don't like carpet (it even has carpet in the bathrooms -- ew!). It's a tri-level. I'd like to put hardwood on the upper floors, but the ground level master is on a slab. The dogs will probably be using that room for access to the yard. Would an engineered hardwood or a laminate be better? Some of the new laminates are pretty nice looking.

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RE: Laminate vs engineered?

Laminates are fake and will not raise the value of the home. But, in an active household....there appearance will hold up much better than a real hardwood. Real woods will abrase very easily and people need to know that. Laminates will not and will stay looking nice much longer in certain environments.

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