Ok here is my dilema. My wife and I want to get some hardwood flooring for the downstairs of our house. We saw some at lowes that was great price (.79 sq ft) but would need to get the stuff you put under it. We were going to buy some Pergo (it was 1.50 sq ft) and either way it would cost us about $1500. Ok now for the question, with the cheap stuff if you get the better underflooring will it last longer or will should we just get the cheaper pad. I told my wife that with the age of our boys that the cheaper stuff would probably be the best stuff to get since it is more likely to get scratched and we could get the better stuff after they move out. So is the cheap stuff decent or should we wait to get the better stuff and spend about 1000 more? By the way the cheap stuff has a 15 year warrenty and the Pergo has 20 or 25 I forget.