What is better-engineered hardwood or a laminate hardwood like Pergo?
hfran
September 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We're replacing the carpet in our den with either engineered hardwood or Pergo. I can't figure out which is the best product?
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Brenda
is real hard wood out of the question?
September 25, 2013 at 2:59PM      Thanked by hfran
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Chroma Design
The two products are worlds apart so comparing them is rather difficult. Laminate has its place but is less attractive. It's good for homes with dogs as it doesn't scratch. In my opinion, you can select a brand far better than Pergo.
Engineered hardwood has a top layer of real hardwood. It is more dimensionally stable and doesn't expand and contract nearly as much as solid wood. It's an excellent choice, just be sure the top layer of hardwood is thick enough so that refinishing decades from now is possible.
September 25, 2013 at 3:08PM     
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hfran
So what brand would be better?
September 25, 2013 at 7:32PM   
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Chroma Design
Just about anything is better. I am not impressed with Pergo for its look or quality in any way.
National flooring brands such as Shaw and Armstrong make great products at different price points. You'll find these labeled in a "good, better, best" manner. Regional manufacturers are also an option for good quality.
Visit your local flooring supply store to get some ideas.
September 25, 2013 at 7:46PM        Thanked by hfran
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Supreme Floor Company
Amen!!! Mohawk also has grat choices..
September 25, 2013 at 9:42PM      Thanked by hfran
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