Hello All, I am totally at a loss for which product is best to install in basements. Our basement is now ready to have the floor installed. I've been told to stay away from hardwood (which I simply love). OK, so now my choices are engineered hardwood or laminate. Today I went to a flooring store. The sales person talked me out of using engineered flooring due to the fact that it easily scratches and it is just as finicky as hardwood. She veered me towards laminate as it is a forgiving product not to mention inexpensive.
Is there a strong debate as to why I can't use engineered flooring in the basement?
Any advice would be so appreciated.