We purchased our 1873 Victorian last year. It had its original floors, but they don'thave a sub floor and are very very soft. Our dog's nails have done considerable damage to it.
Refinishing it is an option of course, but the same thing will probably happen again.
The laminate flooring that I have looked at has a factory warrenty, but will they cover damage done by dog's nails? What will hold up the best? I'd like to go hardwood, but I'm worried that we will end up with just as much damage.