Laminate and hardwood are both popular flooring styles, and they tend to look so similar that some homeowners can’t tell them apart. They are both versatile flooring products that come in a wide variety of styles, and either one is sure to look great in your Chandler home. But if you are shopping for new flooring, you’ll have to decide: which one is the better choice for your needs? Our Floor Coverings International Chandler-Gilbert team can help you compare and contrast with these tips:
Advantages of Hardwood Flooring
- Hardwood floors are classic and timeless. They have been around for hundreds of years and are still very desirable among homeowners and homebuyers. They have a warm, inviting look and are available in many species, stains, and finishes to match your style.
- Hardwood flooring is very resilient, and if cared for, it can last for decades. Depending on the species of wood you choose, you may need to help protect your floors from scratches, dents, and stains. However, if your floors are solid wood, you can have them professionally restained or refinished to give them a whole new look down the road.
Advantages of Laminate Flooring
- Laminate is designed to look like hardwood, so you can find it in nearly any style that you would want from traditional wood flooring. It is also very affordable and easy to install, helping you save money on both product and labor costs.
- Laminate cannot be refinished like hardwood, but it is still quite durable. Laminate flooring will resist scratches, dents, and moisture better than many common species of hardwood. You can expect a quality laminate floor to last for 10-20 years if well maintained.
If you have additional questions or would like to compare laminate and hardwood flooring in person, give us a call! Floor Coverings International Chandler-Gilbert proudly serves homeowners in Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Tempe, Mesa, Maricopa and beyond.