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Laminate or Engineered Hardwood? - Resale, Look/Feel, ROI

Amanda Gogolin
5 years ago

I am looking to put new flooring in the main level of my house which is just under $700 sq. ft. The home is in the $190k - $200k range and I'm wondering if it's worth the investment to put the money into engineered wood floors. Laminate has always felt fake to me when walking on it, but I understand that it's more budget friendly and with a dog it would be more durable.

So is it worth it to compromise the quality and go with laminate for the sake of cost? Or is it worth it to spend the extra $ for engineered even in a less expensive "starter home"?

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