||07-11-2006 01:21 PM
Flooring hardwood v engineered or laminate
We have a cabin in northern Wisconsin. We want to replace the floor coverings. We've pulled carpet up (has some glue spots left on subfloor, but not too lumpy) and we have old linoleum with glue residue. Kitchen has old tiles that are popping off (I think that glue I can get off with water), and the last room is the addition which is a clean subfloor. I was told laminate wood flooring might not work because of freezing in winter (we do not keep it heated all the time). If money were no issue we'd do it all in a nice hardwood maple or oak...but, if I don't have to spend all that, that would be good. We need about 560 sq ft. so, to the question: Has anyone checked out Lumber Liquidators? They have some hardwood (3/4" thick x 2 1/4 or 3 1/4" wide). I'm thinking if we go with that we won't have to worry so much about any residue on the subfloors and not have to pay for the underlayment. They have some "seconds" and utility grade oak and maple. Any comments appreciated!