Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring: the Great Debate

Installing new home flooring provides both functional and aesthetics benefits. It will enhance your home’s interior decor by adding a new touch of style to the environment, while also offering greater structural integrity. But should you choose laminate or hardwood flooring?

Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring: the Great Debate

Hardwood Flooring

There’s a reason hardwood is the preferred flooring among many homeowners, well several reasons actually. For starters, there are dozens of different hardwood flooring types from which to choose, ranging in color, species/variety, stains, styles and more. Regardless of your personal preference, chances are there’s hardwood flooring to meet your needs.

Hardwood flooring can also be repaired with relative ease. When it develops visible imperfections over time, such as scuffs and dings, it’s repaired by sanding and refinishing — something that’s not available for laminate.

Laminate Flooring

Of course, laminate flooring is a popular alternative to hardwood that many homeowners actually prefer. It looks similar to its hardwood counterpart in terms of appearance, but with nuances in the grain (laminate lacks the natural hardwood grain) as well as other elements.

One of the greatest advantages of laminate flooring is its water-resistant properties. Because it’s made of pressed wood with a coated top layer, laminate is naturally resistant to moisture intrusion. This makes it a viable flooring option in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Laminate flooring is also more durable than hardwood. It’s able to resist the wear and tear associated with everyday use.

These are just a few of the nuances between hardwood and laminate flooring.

Whether you are looking hardwood, laminate, or any other type of flooring, we can help. Let the experts at Vera Roofing & Construction take the burden of installing flooring off your shoulders by contacting us today.