Originally Posted by darsunt
I plan to replace the flooring in my apartment. The question is which material would be better?
I've seen wood floors that look great and seemed to last forever. But I talked to a handyman who told me wood floors could be endless trouble, and replacing them a nightmare. This is why I am hesitating to install wood (my wife would like wood).
First mistake: Taking professional advice regarding hardwood flooring from a handyman....
My house was built in 1940. I still have the original
hardwood floors that look great with VERY minimal upkeep. I would not want anything else on my home's floors, but hardwood.
Look into Prefinished hardwood flooring (no messy sanding & staining...simply install it)
(50 year manufacturer warranty & EASY maintenance directions at end of this .pdf)