Recently purchased a home with plywood sheeting under carpet. I am wanting to replace the carpet on the ground floor with either laminate floors or traditional wood. I have heard ups and downs to both choices (laminate is more durable, can't/don't need to refinish a laminate floor,wood gives a "richer" look, laminate is cheaper). I can't seem to decide which way to go. Cost is a big factor, but not so much so that I would base my decision solely on that. We do have pets which I have heard can wreak havoc on a real wood floor but not so much a good laminate floor. I want something that will look good for years to come and add value to the house as well.
You can see where I'm at, here...please help me make an educated decision.:confused: