Laminate Flooring vs Hardwood

What is the difference between laminate vs hardwood flooring?

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What is the Main Difference Between Hardwood and Laminate Flooring?

There are many choices when it comes to flooring, but some choices may having you choose between two different types of flooring, like laminate and hardwood. Though both flooring options offer their own similarities and differences, which one is best for you? Below, we will break down the pros and cons to each flooring options, so you are able to better decide on whether laminate or hardwood is best for you. 

Is Laminate Flooring Wood?

Depending on the brand, laminate and hardwood features can differ. However, at Direct Sales Floors Carpet One Floor & Home, we offer only the top flooring brands, so there is never any compromise. We will look at the features of Invincible Hardwood and Laminate for Life.

Laminate for Life
  • Mimics the natural designs of real wood and stone so well that neither you nor your guests will be able to tell the difference.

  • More affordable that hardwood flooring

  • Easy to maintain and clean

  • Ecologically friendly 

  • Is allergen free making it a great option for homes with pets

  • The SnapSeal locking system provides the perfect installation and a tight seal that will lock our dust, dirt, and moisture

  • The FinishGUARD protective surface prevents scratches and dents

The Pros and Cons of Hardwood vs. Laminate

Laminate for Life is a great flooring option for homes with active families, for it allows you to live on your floor without having to worry about wear, scratches, scuffs, and moisture. Not to mention, you can get the same authentic hardwood and stone look for less.

Invincible Hardwood
  • Hardwood provides a timeless look that has the highest resale value

  • Engineered with layers of Aluminum Oxide (which most hardwood floors use) for scratch, scuff, and wear resistance

  • Sealant offers enhancements to the woods natural color and detailing

  • Uses an advanced milling cutting system to ensure a tighter tongue and groove fit

  • Keep in mind, that the features of Invincible hardwood differ from our other hardwood brands, but is one of our most durable hardwood floors. 

So which floor is right for your home? We suggest a laminate floor for homeowners with active families and looking to save some money. Hardwood flooring is a great option for those who don’t have kids and pets running around, especially those looking to increase the value of their home.

To learn more about laminate and hardwood flooring options, contact Direct Sales Floors Carpet One Floor & Home, or visit our showroom in Castro Valley, Ca.