Hardwood is truly timeless. It won't date your home like the lime green or orange carpet did in the 60's. It's warm underfoot and a durable natural product for those who are sensitive to man made products. It's also sustainable. Wood flooring moves with temperature changes and high or low moisture. Be prepared for a little movement in your hardwood if you do not keep a consistent temperature. The distressed hardwoods, usually done by machine or literal hand scraped will last a lifetime if properly maintained.
Solid wood definitely will move more with inconsistent temperatures than an engineered wood floor and cannot be installed on concrete without much cost of preparation.
Carpet, oh the softness of carpet under foot. When it's cold outside, the carpet calls. Although lots of consumers are choosing hard surface for the majority of their home, I still plead for the carpet in the bedrooms. Your toes will thank you.
So much to say about Luxury Vinyl Plank. to be continued
Laminate is going through some big changes right now. The center core is being replaced to a waterproof interior. The particle board center was just a bit too friendly to water and was it's downfall. This lent to the rise of the Luxury Vinyl Plank. The flooring war continues and I'm looking forward to this new durable Laminate.
The benefits of Cork most do not know! To be continued