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Laminate vs. Hardwood Comparison

Laminate flooring is one of the simplest ways to give your home a “wow” factor!

Chances are, along the way, you contemplated; “What about hardwood, in place of laminate?” A controversy in itself- Hardwood vs. Laminate. We love the natural look that hardwood and laminate provide. But, we also love the idea of less maintenance when it comes to laminate flooring. If you are considering hardwood, you must realize that hardwood is a natural product. You will see “dings,” you will notice movement within your flooring, as well as fading as time goes on. In the world of laminate flooring, scratches, stains, and dents are almost non-existent. Laminate flooring provides a great resistance to normal everyday household traffic and incidents.

Face it, a lived in house is where you will find active families. Most families don't have time to focus on the occasional “ding” which can happen in the flooring in our homes. One of the newer finishes you will find on the market is the hand scraped laminate wood finish. Need a great comparison to real hardwood? A hand scraped laminate product can give you a great comparison. From cherry, oak, walnut, to hickory; your choices in a hand scraped laminate look are unlimited.

And the great thing about a laminate floor? The color you have upon installation, is the color you will continue to have. Most laminate flooring is fade resistant! Therefore, you do not have to worry about the sun hitting your flooring in a certain spot or where you will place that particular piece of furniture. Laminate flooring is very easy to install. Hardwood can be a much more extensive installation project. For the avid do it your selfer, striving to save a little bit of money along the way, laminate flooring is your dream floor. With an ability to snap a few boards together, your laminate flooring will be installed in no time at all. With laminate flooring, you do NOT need to rent or purchase any expensive tools to install your new flooring. If you are doubting your skills, by all means, call a professional.

Laminate flooring is water resistant, key word "resistant", while hardwood and moisture do not mix. Hardwood experiences a lot of movement when the moisture level changes. Therefore, if you do not want to worry about the movement of your flooring, laminate flooring would be a better choice for you.

Laminate flooring does not squeak or make interesting “natural” sounds, as hardwood flooring does. With so many different patterns and styles to choose from; here at BestLaminate  you will find a pattern of laminate flooring that will fulfill your flooring needs. With laminate flooring, you will not have to worry about the squeaks, contracting of the boards, and scratches that your beloved “Fido” will leave on your hardwood floor. “Fido” cannot and will not scratch your laminate flooring. If you own a pet, we cannot stress to you how pet friendly laminate flooring will be for you and your family.. In the world of laminate flooring vs. hardwood flooring, there is no comparison when it comes to a family with pets.

Laminate flooring will withstand your pets toenails- face it, you do not want to be married to your hardwood floor! Refinishing and filling in toenail holes are not at the top of most homeowner's to do lists. The ongoing battle will continue amongst consumers, laminate vs hardwood. We cannot argue with someone if they choose hardwood over laminate because it fits the needs of them and their family. And sometimes, homeowners just want to try a natural product that ties in with their décor. But, from a consumer that does not enjoy a lot of maintenance projects, laminate flooring would be perfect choice any day!

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