Wood flooring is considered as one of the best amenities in the house and it is very popular because of its warm and natural look. Wood is something which is beautiful and timeless. In older homes, you will find original hardwood flooring but in newer homes when budget is always tight in such cases you cannot afford original hardwood flooring but you still want the look and glamour of wood and thus you opt for laminate flooring. Whichever type of flooring you opt for both of them have their own pros and cons. If you are intending to install new flooring in your home and you are consider either wood or laminate flooring them you must be aware of the pros and cons of each one of them. Study each one of them and then decide which one to opt and which is more beneficial to you and which satisfies your need the most. Here is a fair comparison between hardwood flooring and laminate flooring.
Price is one of the major factors in deciding which type of flooring to be installed. However beautiful a flooring looks but if it is too much in price and exceeds your budget you cannot go for it. Hardwood flooring: hardwood flooring is made out of harvested trees and thus the pricing of it depends upon how many exotic trees are. But seen in general hardwood flooring is very much costly and higher to buy and even installation is very much costly. Laminate flooring: laminate wood is made up from composite wood which is pressed together at high temperature. The nature and look of hardwood is then placed above the composite wood and then cover it to form the laminate. The materials of the laminate flooring are cheaper and along with that the installation of laminate flooring is also much cheaper as compared to that of hardwood flooring. In fact it is the half the price of hardwood flooring.
Durability is also a point to check before installing any of the kind of flooring into your house. Durable flooring will be easy to maintain and also give looks accompanied with long lasting quality. Hardwood flooring: It is a kind of flooring which is susceptible to scratch and it can get damaged with excessive amount of moisture and also I the areas of high traffic. But real hardwood flooring have gorgeous look which none other types of wood flooring can give and also it can add up lot more value to your home. Laminate flooring: As laminate flooring is made up from pressed wood, the durability is quite high and also wear and tear and moisture affects them less. Cleaning laminate flooring is also quite easy. But the looks of laminate flooring are not much attractive and appealing. The look is kind of artificial and also not adds much of the value to the home.