Laminate Flooring Vs Hardwood: Pros & Cons Of Laminate, Hardwood & Engineered Flooring



Laminate Flooring

Here are some of the pros and cons of the laminate flooring:

Advantages/Pros

  1. Affordable: The Laminate Flooring is quite in expensive than the rest of the other solid hardwoods.
  2. Water Resistant: The Laminate floorings can absorb water to some extent and that is why it can be used in kitchen areas.
  3. Scratch Resistant: The laminated floorings does not get dents or scratches so easily and that is why it is a perfect choice for the homes having small kids and pet animals.
  4. Installation: These type of floorings can be installed easily by using a simple wood glue unlike other hardwoods.
  5. Easy To Clean: These type of floorings can be cleaned easily by using a soft damp cloth.

Disadvantages/Cons

  1. Refinished: The Hardwood Floorings cannot be refinished like the rest of other hardwod floorings.
  2. Aesthetics: The Laminated Floorings does not have the richness like the other hardwood flooring.
  3. Weight: The Laminated Floorings is slightly over weighted than the carpets.


Hardwood Flooring

Here are some of the pros and cons of Hardwood Flooring:

Advantages/Pros

  1. Easy To Maintain: The Hardwood floorings are extremely durable and will last for many years as they are easy to be maintained.
  2. Availability: These type of floorings are available in many size dimensions, colour finishes and style variations as well.

Disadvantages/Cons

  1. Noisy: The Hardwood Floorings become noist when a person walks over it.
  2. Expensive: These Type of floorings are much expensive than the rest of other floorings.
  3. Scratches: The Hardwood Floorings are having a smooth surface and that is why it get scratches and dents so easily.


Engineered Flooring

Here are some of the pros and cons of Engineered Floorings:

Disadvantages/Pros

  1. Installation: The Engineered wood Floorings can be installed easily than the rest of other woods.
  2. Availability: The Engineered wood Floorings are available in different colour finishes, size dimensions and style variations as well.
  3. Mositure Resistant: The Engineered wood Floorings can withstand any extreme pressure or humidity. These wood Floorings do not shrink because of the moisture.

Disadvantages/Cons

  1. Cost: The Engineered wood Floorings are very expensive then the rest of other hardwood furniture products.
  2. Maintenance: These kinds of wood Floorings requires a proper maintenance throughout their life span.
  3. Durability: The Engineered wood Floorings are thin and that is why they can get dents or even get damaged easily.
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