Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
I don't really get the draw of laminate. I like stuff to be "real" I guess. As long as there's something there to start with you can always sand and refinish without having to replace the floor. For the same reason I'm eventually getting a dining set that is SOLID wood. That's what we had growing up and every 7-10 years or so my dad just sands it down and refinishes it and it's like new! Laminates and veneers...it seems like you get what you get. Plus to me most of them look, well, like laminate. I will however be getting tile in my back hall and possibly kitchen, since these are the heavy dirt/hair and traffic areas for the dogs. The rest of the house with hardwood floors has less nonstop traffic and large rugs, both of these help mitigate the wear.