If I could recommend only one product from my remodel, this would be it. I really don't see any reason why you'd go with anything other than this flooring. I was a bit apprehensive about this looking "cheap," but I was very wrong. It looks really really good. Everyone that visits compliments it. We did put an underlayment under it. They say you don't need it, but I'd recommend it. The cost of the underlayment was negligible compared to the cost of the flooring, which really isn't that much compared to other options. So far it's held up extremely well. The aforementioned cats, dogs, and human have yet to scratch or stain it. Also, since the floor gives just a little (not noticeable when walking) so when you accidentally drop the jar of salsa, the jar remains intact rather than exploding salsa everywhere. We put this in every room in the house except the bathrooms, although you could put it there if you wanted.