Sunday, January 5, 2014

Laminate Floors vs Hardwood Floors cost - Which should I choose?

Everybody wants a beautiful wood floor in their house. In addition to Hardwood and other wood flooring looking absolutely gorgeous, it significantly increases the value of your home. The old saying "you have to spend money to make money" is very relevant here and the traditionally high cost of installing hard wood flooring drives many people away from the idea. 

To those people, I would like to introduce you to my friend Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is a beautiful alternative to traditional hardwood flooring. It mimics the look and feel of classic wood floors at a fraction of the price. In our experience, many people can't tell the difference. Laminate floors make use of specially engineered composite boards with a printed pattern applied to the topside. This layer is laminated and textured to emulate authentic wood floors as closely as possible. Because they are not made from natural wood, you end up paying up to 50% less for your floor. Don't let the price fool you though, the finished product is beautiful and you will be proud to show your new floor to your friends and family!

Hardwood floors are understandably more expensive. They are created from real wood stained and treated for use on floors in homes. Their look and durability is unmatched, but laminate floors come extremely close. You do end up paying a premium for these floors, but the money invested will translate to much higher values if you go to sell your home.

The question of "Which should I choose" really comes down to your wallet. Hardwood floors offer unmatched durability and add a significant amount to the resale value of the home. Laminate floors copy the look and feel of authentic hardwood floors with similar durability for a much lower price and less effect on resale values.

The one thing that remains certain is that your floor will be gorgeous regardless of which option you choose.

For a free estimate in the Los Angeles or Orange Counties by the professionals at B&T Carpet and Linoleum Inc, visit our flooring installation website today!


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