Re: Hardwood vs. Laminate
I would have to agree with Gizmo, manmade laminate is NOT as good or durable and does not add value to the home like real wood and wood laminates (engineered flooring ) will.
The hollow knock comes from the manner in which it is installed. Solid wood floors are generally nailed in place, leaving no gaps for noise to be created, whereas engineered flooring and laminates are "floating" floors, they're not attached to the substrate and there's usually a layer of cushion material under them. Floating floors do knock somewhat, but the type and thickness of the flooring can help keep it to a minimum.
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