The Pros & Cons of Laminate and Hardwood

    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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