Caught in between choosing laminate flooring and hardwood flooring? The major difference is the price and the feel of it. Laminate flooring can cost two or three times cheaper than hardwood flooring. Those who choose hardwood flooring over laminate flooring are the ones who can afford and/or prefer the natural touches of hardwood flooring.
Conversely, people who select laminate flooring may have much tighter budget and/or do not mind the material used for laminate flooring. Some people may actually prefer the diversity that laminate flooring can offer. As there are vast choices of patterns and colors in laminate flooring design, customers can have a wider scope of ideas to match their home in terms of interior decorations.
Those who are sensitive in smells may like to choose hardwood flooring if that is their preferred choice (smell). Otherwise, laminate flooring that imitates hardwood design can almost do the same job to decorate your house.
Some may like to have a change once in a few years or those who get bored faster with the same setting for their house décor may consider laminate flooring as it is very much easier to replace and install them.
Hardwood flooring will project a more natural appearance over the years when the wood itself begins to age. On the other hand, laminate flooring may lose some luster after years of usage. So personal taste comes into play when one starts to compare the two like that.
Therefore, you could see these two main differences while selecting between hardwood and laminate flooring: your budget and your taste. If none of these is your concern while making flooring decisions, you may want to check further the different types of hardwood or laminate designs and then compare the two if money is not an issue.
From the aesthetical point of view, you can tell that the natural hardwood flooring is more authentic and appealing to most. However, if you do want a cheaper choice, you can try to search for a better quality laminate flooring that almost look like the real one, and especially if you have a lot of things on it, such as furniture and cupboards, chairs & tables, people who walk into the place may not even notice the difference.
On the other hand, if your house is to be something very Zen-like, or something like Steve Jobs’ house, nothing much in it, and it always looks spacious and ‘emptiness’ with a distinctive style in it, then your choice of flooring can only be the natural hardwood or something that can bring out a serene and charismatic aura.
After all, the most important things is that you need to take a look for yourself to have a feel of it and then you can really make a decision of whether hardwood or laminate flooring is your ideal choice. So wait no further as you can compare the two at our store and any further doubts can be cleared at real time without any commitments.