In my condo there is an engineered parquet floor (9x9" tiles, 5/16" thick)
glued directly to the concrete subfloor.
The veneer on top cannot be sanded any more, so we are thinking about replacing
it. The logical choice would be new engineered hardwood (we fancy exotic type,
preferably planks), as it can be glued directly to the concrete subfloor.
Solid lumber-type hardwood would require putting down a plywood subfloor on the
concrete. Aside from the whole thing being much more expensive, is it at all
3/4" plywood plus 1/2 or 3/4" lumber flooring on top would make the whole thing
very high. People would be tripping walking into the apt... And we would have
to raise bathroom and kitchen tiles to match the rest of the apt...
So, is engineered hardwood the only reasonable option in this case?