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5" Hardwood Planks vs. Engineered Flooring?

Joe Grant
6 years ago

Hello All,

We are building a house and plan on doing hardwood in most rooms ~2500 sq. ft ranch. We plan on doing a 5" Oak or Hickory, soft/no scrape, medium brown color, and low sheen/gloss. The guy at the flooring place said we should do Engineered instead of the Hardwood Planks because they will likely cup / warp since we live in the Northeast - Albany, NY area.

A few questions:

1) Is this true? What do the Pros recommend?

2) Will Engineered affect the value of my home?

3) Any other recommendations as we make our choice?

Thanks in advance for any help!


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