replace laminate with engineered hardwood?

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Old 01-28-14, 03:30 PM
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replace laminate with engineered hardwood?

I put cheap laminate in my living room last year and I hate it! I can see the joints, and it didn't seem to go down as well as the Dupont I put in the rest of my house several years ago. Does engineered hardwood look any better? How hard is it to put down, and how do you put it down. I want to put the house up for sale, but I don't even want to show it with the state of the current laminate in the living room. Any thoughts/opinions are welcome.
 
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Old 01-28-14, 03:49 PM
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You will be so much better pleased with engineered, you will be tempted to tear it all out and put engineered in it all. Heck, you may not even sell.

A good 1/2 to 5/8" click lock engineered floor lays down easier than laminate, with half the hassle of tapping end joints, as I am sure you experienced. It will add resale value to the house because engineered flooring can be refinished several times, but comes with a 50 year finish warranty, so it is a good viable product.
 
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Old 01-29-14, 06:17 AM
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What's the subfloor? How flat is it?
 
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subfloor is 3/4" tongue and groove OSB, it's pretty flat, no waves to speak of.
 
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