The Pros & Cons of Laminate and Hardwood

Dated: February 10 2020

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The Pros & Cons of Laminate and Hardwood

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)

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

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