It took back to back weekends along with every weekday in between, but I was able to finally finish laying down all the engineered hardwood floor from Lumber Liquidators. The color is gunstock oak and is 3/8" thick and 3" wide. Schon is the manufacturer.
It took 8 boxes to finish a roughly 300 sq ft area. I included about 10% for waste. I had about 20 sq ft left over.
I had to use a below grade engineered hardwood. This variety wasn't a click and go version, so it took more time to glue all the slats together. After a little planning I was able to come up with a random arrangement so all the joints were far enough apart. You don't want the joints lining up too close otherwise the slats are not able to stay locked in overtime.
It went pretty smooth until I got closer to the stairway. Then it was pretty obvious the framers hadn't made a square landing. But I was able to adjust. Unfortunately, being a novice, that would come back to haunt me when the stairs were recapped.