Hardwood has been used as traditional flooring for centuries. The warmth and beauty of a natural wooden floor lends itself to both a traditional and contemporary look. Hardwood is easy to clean, does not absorb sound and with proper care, hardwood floors can last a lifetime. However, due to cost, people are now choosing laminate flooring as an option because it is less expensive and easier to care for than hardwood. As hardwood or laminate both have different advantages, the decision process can be a tedious one when it comes to choosing the flooring that is right for your home.
When it comes to beauty – nothing beats hardwood. Thanks to today’s technology, laminate flooring is produced to look very similar to real wood, however it still lacks some of the natural essence that hardwood floors offer. One of the major benefits of going with hardwood flooring over laminate is that wood can be sanded down and stained to any colour you desire; while laminate cannot. This basically means that as your tastes change, you can alter your hardwood floors to match any interior decor within in your home: whereas with laminate you are stuck with the colour that you pick when you install it.
Additionally, hardwood is much softer and quieter than laminate, although this also makes your flooring more prone to damage. Sharp items such as high heeled shoes or even dirt can damage your hardwood. Alternatively, laminate can stand up to day-to-day traffic without getting damaged, which makes it a better choice for homes with pets and children.
For over 17 years, The Carpet Palace has been providing residential and commercial flooring options and installation services. For more information, visit www.carpetpalace.ca or drop by their 3 Adamson St. location for a free flooring consultation and let The Carpet Palace help you find the flooring solutions for all the rooms in your Palace.