Floating Engineered Hardwood Floor
I am considering installing a engineered hardwood floating floor over my concrete slab floor on my mostly at grade lower level that also has radiant heat in the concrete. I have several questions that I am thinking about now as I plan the project.
First, are there brands to avoid, or ones that are particularly desirable, in a moderate price range? What would you consider a moderate price range–enough to assure durability and little chance of problems?
I will be installing a wet bar peninsula (sink, wine cooler, refrigerator, plus a bit of storage) into the area. Should that be mounted over the floor, or should the floor be fitted around the cabinetry, with clearances for movement to be covered by trim?