Enginneried hardwood with SPC/HDPC
I have done lots of research on flooring and have settled on the above. Original recommendation was from Jeff of Home Renovisiion (in Ontario). He calls it a breakthrough. I like the fact that is engineering hardwood, so we can call it a wood floor and it has no repeats, with each plank original. The original manufacturer is Wellmade (in China originally but I think they are making it in Georgia now) but it is private labeled and sold by lots of suppliers: Wayfair, Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Costco, Builders Direct, etc. Each supplier generally has their own title for the product line and their own product color names. So it was a lot of work to find the links, but I am convinced it is the same thing (they use the same Wellmade photos). The one my family likes is a white oak, 5″ width, 7 mm thick, with a 1.2 mm wear layer, an attached 1.0 mm vinyl padding, and 5.8 mm HDPC core. I can provide links if anyone is interested. It was sold for $4.04/sq ft in November but I didn’t jump on it. Now the cheapest is $4.59 at Home Depot. Wayfair offered it a week plus ago for $3.59 and I bought my 1200+ square feet but they cancelled the order several days after they charged my credit card–said they were losing money at that price.