In this guide, we present a prime-time cage match of two competing materials: hardwood flooring versus laminate flooring.
Hardwood has been around for hundreds of years. It evokes a warm, natural feeling that many consider a luxury.
It is even common for real estate agents to highlight hardwood floors. They are considered desirable to buyers.
Laminate flooring is the newcomer on the block. However, it has made serious inroads as a legitimate competitor to hardwood.
So, which is better? The tried and time-proven hardwood or the younger upstart laminate flooring?
Well, the answer is more involved than just comparing prices
One of the most obvious differences between hardwood and laminate flooring is the composition. The plank materials, finish, thicknesses, and edge geometry all differ.