My living room and dining room are adjacent are carpeted and are adjacent to my kitchen, which has hardwood flooring. I'm wanting to put wood in the living and dining rooms. The hardwood was installed by the previous owners and it appears they used a solid oak flooring from Home Depot. The current wood isn't my favorite, but it isn't bad either. There is concrete below the wood/carpet, so that significantly adds to the cost of doing more solid wood flooring. I'm giving some thought to pulling up the existing hardwood with the carpet and putting in engineered Brazilian cherry flooring. I know very little about solid vs. engineered flooring, so I'm looking for your advice. How would you handle this situation?