One of the most sought-after amenities in a home is wood flooring. Because ofÂ its natural appearance and warmth underfoot, wood is beautiful and timeless.
Original hardwood floors are among the benefits of older traditional homes. Newer homes that have a lower price point but that still want the natural look of wood often use laminate to win over home buyers.
No matter your preference, there are pros and cons when it comes to hardwood versus laminate wood flooring. Â This article will help you determine which one is best for your lifestyle, budget and home.
If you are interested in getting free quotes on floor installation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The reality of flooring costs and what you can afford may be miles apart.
- Laminate:Â â€“Â Laminate wood flooring is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures. The image of hardwood is then placedÂ over the composite wood, covering it to form the laminate. Not only are the materials themselves cheaper, but laminate wood installation cost is, on average, 50 percent less than hardwood installation.
Assess the traffic load and wear and tear on flooring in your home. AÂ durable surfaceÂ will makeÂ maintenance easier and will look great for years to come.
- Laminate:Â PROS â€“ Since laminate is made from pressed wood, it is more durable and resists scratches, moisture and wear and tear. Laminate flooring is also easier to clean. CONS â€“ Even though laminate is more durable,Â it is not as visually appealing. Lower qualities of laminate may have artificial-looking woodgrain textures.
Flooring is one component of your home that will have to be repaired at some point. From minor accidents to excessive wear and tear.
- Laminate:Â CONS â€“ Laminate flooring doesnâ€™t repair easily. If you buy flooring that comes in individual pieces and snaps together, you may be able to replace individual boards â€” although, depending on sunlight and age, the new piece may not match properly.
If you have a lot of sunlightÂ inÂ your home, hardwood can fade because it is a natural product, while laminate wood flooring has UV protection integratedÂ into the surface. Consider all the factors â€” and enjoy how the warmth of wood will improve your homeâ€™s aesthetic, appeal and value.
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Karndean, Amtico, laminates, wood flooring, LVT, vinyl, coir matting, artificial grass, safety flooring, carpet and flooring.
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In addition, one of our team will happily visit your home or premises and bring samples with them.
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