Suggestions for engineered hardwood
I'm sort of in the same boat, My knowledge of hardwood floors extends all the way back to about Saturday when I started researching myself.
You're looking at thickness of the wood, but I suppose this would have nothing to do with durability because you don't wear on the wood, you wear on the urethane coating. The thicker wood just allows you to refinish it once or twice in the future (which isn't a concern for you since you're moving soon).
The multiply has each ply at at 90-degrees to eachother, that way when the moisture of the wood changes the wood is sort of restricted in its expansion, unlike a solid wood floor which expands in one direction and makes unsightly gaps in between boards. I suppose more ply would resist the most expansion.
Last edited by elementx440; 03-13-2007 at 01:02 AM.