Choosing the type of floor that best fits your space is an important step in planning the installation of your new floor. Before we begin the task of installation, you should give careful consideration to the type of floor you want.
Hardwood flooring is available in both an unfinished and a pre-finished version. Unfinished flooring must be job-site sanded and finished after installation. Pre-finished flooring is sanded and finished at the factory – so it only needs installation.
Laminate flooring is typically constructed with a high density fibre-board core, sandwiched between a melamine laminate backing, high quality photographic paper with an image of wood, stone or other natural flooring, and a melamine laminate top. There are a few new hybrid products that replace the photographic paper with a very thin slice of real wood veneer.Laminate floors are durable, resistant to scratches, stains, UV light and dents. Laminate flooring is susceptible to moisture damage, it is not the best choice for kitchens or bathrooms.
Laminate Flooring vs. Hardwood Flooring
One of the benefits of laminate over hardwoods is that laminate flooring does not yellow or fade from sunlight or other elements. Most stained wood floors will change colour over time. Unlike laminates, though, wood floors can always be restored to their original beauty. On the other hand, laminate floors never need wax or polish. Both hardwood floors and laminates can be affected by excessive moisture, but it is only laminate flooring that can really hold up to being put in a kitchen or bathroom. Rooms that get a lot of moisture are not ideal for hardwoods. Finally, a special padding is required under laminate floors to reduce the floor’s potential for noise. Ultimately, the decision to go with hardwood floors or laminate flooring is best made by examining the best product for your personal needs.
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