Thank you for your quick response. The product I am refering to is solid 3/4" oak boards that have been coated with 7 coats of poly-urethane and have tongue and groove joints milled onto the sides. They are installed by fitting and nailing in place. The manufacturers name is 'Leclerc'. My primary concern is not about installation, I can pay some one to install or to help me install. I am concerned about durability. It is pre-fabed and that sometimes means a drop in quality. Are there reasons I should not use this stuff? It is about 80% $ of traditional hard wood. It would also mean that I wouldn't have the glue and poly-urethane fumes in the house. The only drawback I know of is that there is a small bevel between the boards that can make sweeping more difficult. Is there anything else?