My wife and I were looking at the Quick Step - NatureTek Plus Maison Oak flooring for the first floor. I measured the longest run which happens to be perpendicular to the flooring joists and its around 57'. The product says its ok to have runs a maximum of 50'. With the trend of having one flat floor and no transitions is there anything that can help minimize issues if we decide to press our luck and go for the 57' one long run. This 57' run would basically consist of two or three boards wide as it would start in the family room and go through a doorway through the kitchen and then end in the living room. I would allow up to a 1/2" space along all the walls and doorways. We do live in the Midwest so we experience all the seasons. If this is too risky does anyone recommend any flooring that would allow this run with no problems besides real hardwood? Or is that that only option to do something like this?