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NFT: Engineered flooring recommendation.

MattinKY : 4/11/2018 8:13 am
I am refinishing 700 square feet of red oak in my house and looking to replace the carpet in the living room with engineered flooring.

I have read reviews from many sources and still donít feel good about the choices out there. I do have two Dobermans so other than vinyl I know scratches are going to be part of the deal.
I considered ceramic tile as a replacement for the carpet, but I really don't want to hassle with 500 square feet of grout.

Any real world experiences by specific brand as far as durability and overall look would be awesome.
Matt, been a while  
section125 : 4/11/2018 8:27 am : link
since I did flooring. But why wouldn't you ask the vendor for his recommendations. Flooring companies have many different brands.
Also, are you going over a concrete slab or is there a wood sub-floor?

If concrete, engineered (meaning plywood with a veneer finish is a good choice but use a vapor barrier compound first, otherwise the wood will wick up moisture through the concrete and cup the wood, more so with a solid wood vs engineered. The plywood styled engineered flooring is less susceptible to cupping.
If it is concrete underneath  
cjd2404 : 4/11/2018 8:54 am : link
you can look into doing a polished concrete solution, that I believe they can make look like tile. I believe some engineered flooring is pet friendly, but I'd be sure to check reviews on all those options.
We put in engineered wood in our LR/DR,  
Section331 : 4/11/2018 8:57 am : link
and the upstairs DR's and office. Looks fantastic, and even with greyhounds, no noticeable scratches.
Upstairs BR's, not DR's.  
Section331 : 4/11/2018 8:57 am : link
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The top veneer tends to be pretty thin on engineered....  
MOOPS : 4/11/2018 10:50 am : link
flooring and if you had to refinish it due to your dogs you might only be able to do it once. Do your research on that.
Also I would float it rather than glue it. Trying to remove a glued floor, if you had to, is brutal.
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