Homeowners are choosing to stray away from carpet and choose options like wood and laminate flooring. Why? They are easier to clean and there is no staining. Each option has pros and cons. Read ahead to learn about laminate and wood flooring to learn what option is best for your home.
Hardwood floors are a classic look in any home. They come in a variety of colors and adds value to your home. Hardwood floors can also be refinished after many years to restore its life. A con of hardwood floors is the price. It is also more prone to scratching which is important to consider. Homeowners tend to choose laminate flooring over hardwood depending on their budget. Hardwood floors truly are an investment. In addition to the cost, typically a professional will need to be hired and maintenance is required.
Laminate flooring is an option that is much cheaper than hardwood. It imitates the look of hardwood flooring, however many individuals can tell the difference from hardwood and laminate. This type of flooring is much easier to install. The pieces “click” together. The look is generally more consistent throughout compared to hardwood. Cons include scratches that cannot be buffed out. Although hardwood floors can scratch easily, the scratch can be buffed out. Laminate flooring would require the whole plank to be replaced. The resale value is much lower than hardwood.
Depending on a few factors (like your pocketbook), you can go through the pros and cons and see what option is better fit for your house. Your floors are something that you use every day, so take your time when deciding on what type of flooring is best.
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