My brother has Hard Wood through out his new home and he really does like it. The only room that has has laminate is the kids toy room. However the toy room is the only room in the house that does NOT have a dent or scratch in it. Laminate is tougher than wood. Laminate is good for entry ways or kitchens, but for the entire house hardwood is definiatly better. Check in to Mohawk laminate if you don't like Pergo.