Laminate versus Hardwood Flooring

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When deciding what type of flooring to get, there are various factors to consider. For every household it is different because of what is in your house. Do you have pets? Do you have children? These are things that you have to consider before making such a large investment. Here are some of the various pros and cons of having hardwood and laminated floors.

The reality of flooring costs and what you can afford may be quite farther apart. Take into consideration the cost of laminate and hardwood flooring to determine what is best for you. Laminate wood flooring is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures. The photograph, or image of hardwood is then covered over the composite wood to form the laminate. It is because of this that laminate is much cheaper. This wood installation cost is on average fifty percent less costly than hardwood.

Hardwood flooring is made from harvested trees and depending on how exotic the trees are will give you a good picture as to how expensive they will be. But while the price is higher, there are some noticeable benefits that hardwood floors add to your home. Hardwood is an absolutely gorgeous flooring option and looks considerably better than laminate. While Laminate is a bit more durable and not as visually appealing, it gets the job done and is definitely an option if you are looking to buy flooring on a tight budget.

The next aspect to consider is repairing. This is one component of your home that is inevitably going to have to be repaired at least once. Laminate and hardwood have separate pros and cons. The thing about laminate is that it doesn’t repair very easily. If you buy flooring that comes in individual pieces and snapped together, you may be able to replace it. And depending on sunlight and age, the new piece may not match correctly with the rest of your flooring.

On the other hand, hardwood floors can be replaced fairly easily by simply sanding and refinishing out imperfections. The thing about hardwood is that while it is more expensive, it lasts longer than laminate so you yield longer benefits over a longer period of time.

If you still have questions on what type of flooring to pick, call Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile, and Rug Gallery today at 918-627-6996.

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