We had originally thought to get a Karndean floor (having visited their showroom in Evesham - if you're ever in the area, it's worth a visit to see what can be done with good vinyl flooring) but they're turning out to be mega-expensive (£55 sq. metre excl fitting). We're now looking at engineered wood (veneer laid onto a wooden substrate to prevent warping) and have found some nice-looking examples on offer.
In our last house I laid a T & G laminate floor and found most of it reasonbly straightforward. The main problems were a) it didn't look much like wood, and b) it was very noisy. I have three questions:
1. Is a "click lock" flooring system reliable (do they break or come apart or whatever?) Could you/Should you glue as well as click for extra security?
2. As someone with a reasonably amount of DIY experience (I was a professional decorator years ago) could I attempt this myself?
3. Will an engineered wood solution, whether glued T & G or KlickLok, work properly with underfloor heating, and will it be as noisy?
Ok, that's five questions. Thanks if you can help