With so many options for your home’s flooring, it can be difficult to make sure that you’re choosing a material that has the look you want while fitting your budget and style. Laminate is a multi-layer synthetic flooring fused together by a lamination process and is a cheaper option compared to real hardwood flooring. Many people choose laminate flooring for its durability against scratches and foot traffic. However, what they don’t realize is that they will most likely have to replace the floor in 10 to 15 years. Here are some reasons hardwood is better flooring choice than laminate:
- It has a shorter lifespan – Laminate’s 10 to 15 year life span is a lot shorter than how long hardwood flooring lasts. Hardwood can last 100 years and can be repaired and refinished when damaged. Once laminate is damaged, it exposes the paper layer and makes it susceptible to excess wear and it can’t be repaired, only replaced.
- Hardwood adds value to your house – It’s a big investment to buy a house, and when potential buyers are looking at a property, they take into account the amount of upkeep and what they will need to replace in the long run. Hardwood floors are a classic style and will make a home look its best for a very long time.
- Variety of choices – Hardwood flooring is available in a variety of finishes, species, colors, and more versatility than laminate. From domestic species to exotic, there are countless possibilities for your Denver hardwood floor.
When considering new flooring, make sure to weigh the pros and cons and the cost of replacing it in the long run. Although laminate is a cheaper option, consider the cost and headache of replacing it a couple times – it will add up and you’ll find that the cost of hardwood upfront is worth it overtime. Call TGB Flooring today to find out what hardwood is right for your home!