We’re going to put your questions to bed when it comes to the differences between various flooring types. ‘Wooden’ flooring is a varied product, with many different types, styles and materials all placed under one heading. Today we’ll focus on laminate flooring and hardwood flooring, explaining the differences between the two.
What sets them apart?
You’d be forgiven for thinking they are essentially the same thing. That’s why we’ve put together this list of what laminate flooring is and what hardwood flooring is.
Laminate is a budget flooring option which has a lower upfront cost
Durable and hard to scratch or damage with its protection layer
Easily installed by a professional or DIY
Can be installed on most surfaces
100% real hardwood
High-quality and therefore adds value to your home
Eco-friendly and sustainable options
Unique grain patterns mean every hardwood floor is different
Durable, strong and long lasting
Being synthetic, laminate flooring is made from layers of fibreboard, fused together with a photo-like design placed over it and finished in a clear protective cover. Genuine hardwood flooring, on the other hand, is an authentic type of flooring and whilst it may be more expensive to purchase, it can be more cost-effective in the long-term as it has a much longer lifespan. Both are durable and easy to clean. But in the event of dents or scratches, hardwood can be refinished several times to return it to its optimum state. Laminate cannot. It would have to be replaced. So, if you are considering new floors for your home, go with the premium choice of hardwood flooring for style, class and longevity.
The Wooden Floor Company is New Zealand’s best. We specialise in combining value with quality and produce the best wooden flooring in Auckland. Our service starts with product selection, right through to installation from our expert craftsmen. Browse our range of hardwood floors today to find the perfect upgrade for your home. They come in a range of styles, colours and types of wood.
If you want to refresh your property with the help of The Wooden Floor Company, get in touch with us today.