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Laminate Flooring Vs. Hardwood Flooring

Laminate Flooring Vs. Hardwood Flooring

If you are at the process of selecting your new floors, you may be experiencing some feelings of being overwhelmed. Two great options to go with for your property are laminate floors or hardwood floors Los Angeles! There are pros to each as well as cons to each, and this blog post will share them with you. Hopefully after learning the differences, you will be able to know which one is more suitable for your home.


Pros Vs. Cons of Flooring Installations


The first thing to consider is the price. This is actually the most important thing to most homeowners, and is the determination factor. Think about what you can best afford, if you are running on a tight budget. Hardwood installations tend to be much more pricey than laminate floors, but this is because of the type of trees that are used to manufacture them. Laminate is much cheaper and more affordable, because of the type of materials used. Although you are getting high quality floors with hardwood, laminate can look just as nice with a great price.


Next, we will cover strength and durability. Since hardwood is made from real exotic types of trees, they can get scratched easier than other floors. Plus, you will need to be careful when moisture and water come in contact with your hardwood, because over time they can soften and get mold. This is something you want to avoid at all circumstances. Other than that, hardwood are strong, long lasting, and are absolutely breathtaking. Laminate is much more lenient, as it is more resistant to scratches and bumps. One con about laminate is that it could look more artificial than real wood.


Lastly comes the comparison of damage that can happen to both types of floors. If overtime your hardwood floors need repair work done, the process is simple. Re-sanding and refinishing them should be easy and simple. For laminate, it is much more difficult to do small patches of repair work. You may need to consider replacing that section of your laminate or remove and replace the several boards that are needed to be fixed.


Laminate floors and hardwood floors are both excellent and beautiful materials to use for your residential property! For a free consultation on flooring installations, give Green Design Home Services a call today.