What is the difference between hardwood and laminate flooring? - A quick introduction

  • Starting with the most obvious, laminate is immensely cheaper - both the product itself, as well as its installation. If you’re a young couple wanting to decorate a place of your own, but haven’t had as many years to save up the money, then laminate is a wonderful choice.
  • Contrary to popular belief, laminate is in fact the most durable option and in this aspect, laminate flooring is better than hardwood.
  • However, hardwood is significantly easier to repair (simply by sanding and refinishing) and many people still prefer the classic visual appearance of traditional hardwood.
  • In addition, hardwood is an all-natural product, made from solid wood, which is only ever sealed with natural or UV oils, or water-based laquers.