Laminate Flooring Versus Hardwood Flooring

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26 Feb Laminate Flooring Versus Hardwood Flooring

Are you weighing your options between hardwood and laminate flooring? Barrie’s homes are full of both, and each type has benefits and drawbacks.

Laminate floors are low-maintenance. If you have a busy household, you’ll appreciate no waxing, oiling or staining. You do need to sweep dust and sand particles, because they could scratch the decorative surface in high-traffic areas. At the same time, you need to wipe spills right away to prevent warping.

Whereas, hardwood is famously attractive, yet very simple to install in your home. The hardwood materials are kiln-dried, manufactured, installed and finished so they can last in homes for generations. The hard wood floors are tough, hard-wearing, and have long term durability.

They’re obviously pricier, but they’re definitely a good investment. Hardwood floors increase the value of your home. They actually look better and become better looking the more they age. That can’t be said for many other flooring types.

This makes hardwood a popular choice for people who are looking to sell or “flip” their home. There is a certain esteem that goes along with hardwood floors, which puts them front and centre in any real estate listing.

If you’re debating hardwood and laminate flooring, Barrie’s flooring experts can help. Please feel free to contact us any time.

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