The Pros Cons Of Laminate And Hardwood

Dated: February 26 2020

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If you are looking to install wood flooring , you will likely be looking at a several thousand dollar investment. When making an investment that large, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of flooring options so you can choose what is best for you and your family. Here are some things to consider when choosing between laminate and hardwood:

Pros of Laminate Flooring

  • Easy Installation

  • Easy Maintenance

  • Cost-Effective (Usually 1/2 the $$$ of hardwood)

Cons of Laminate Flooring

  • Appearance (Not authentic)

  • Potentially Dangerous (Slippery)

  • Cannot be refinished

Pros of Hardwood

  • Boost Home Value

  • Visually Appealing

  • Easy to Refinish

  • Very Durable

  • Environmentally-Friendly

Cons of Hardwood

  • Expensive

  • Prone to Moisture Issues

  • High Maintenance


If you have set your mind for real hardwood flooring and attracted to the benefits offered by Laminate Wood Flooring, then you may settle with Laminate Flooring indeed. This is an affordable alternative to hardwood and hence people with a tight budget may opt for Laminate Wood Flooring if they want to achieve the real wood feeling without burning a hole in their pocket.

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Jenifer Hudman

As a Realtor, my first priority is to make my clients happy. I listen to my clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction and I strive to ensure that the home buying or sell....

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