So if don't already know, my wife and I are planning on buying a house in 2013 when I get out of the corps - it'll be our first once, and we're sort of picking out/planning some things in advance.
One thing we agree on is that we both love hardwood floors, and will probably end up doing all the entire house in it, minus bathrooms, utility rooms, the obvious things.
What I'm somewhat confused with is "Engineered hardwood" and just "Solid hardwood." I understand the general concept, but can someone give me a clear-cut picture of why I'd choose one or the other?
Also, with laminate, if you go up to 12mm (the thickest you can go), the price gets right around what you can just get some hardwood for. So, once again, is laminate skimping it, or is it smarter for some reason I don't see?
I'm including a poll to see what everyone's got -- thanks guys!
Oh and pics are welcome!