harwood vs laminate flooring

harwood vs laminate flooring

Hardwood Flooring vs. Laminate Flooring

Shopping for flooring but aren’t sure whether wood floors or laminate floors are right for your home? Flooring Canada is your source for all the knowledge you need. We guide you through our wide selection and educate you about your options.

Benefits of Wood Flooring

Make a long-term investment and choose wood flooring that elevates the sophistication of your home. With the proper maintenance, hardwood flooring can be passed along from one generation to the next. Stop by our showroom today! Our flooring specialists educate you about the wood flooring opportunities that improve the aesthetic and value of your residential space.

Finding the Right Species of Hardwood Floors

Flooring Canada carries hardwood flooring tiles and planks in a number of finishes and species, including:

  • Cherry
  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Hickory
  • Exotic
  • Pine

Types of Hardwood Floors

What type of wood floor is right for your household? Tell us about your lifestyle and we’ll help you select the perfect flooring. We consider your lifestyle, children, and pets. There are two basic types of wood floors to consider:

Engineered Wood Flooring—When you’re looking for strong, durable flooring, opt for engineered hardwood flooring. This flooring material is constructed of multiple layers for the ultimate strength and dependability. Clients who have pets and children should consider engineered floors for a lasting aesthetic.

Solid Wood Flooring—There’s nothing quite like the sophisticated aesthetic of wood floors. Solid wood flooring evokes a rich texture that lasts throughout the generations.

Benefits of Laminate Floors

Looking for a floor that offers the same aesthetic as hardwood but is easier to maintain? Consider laminate floors for rooms throughout your home. Laminate tiles from Flooring Canada are designed to give you an elegant look without stretching your budget.

Do you have children and pets? Laminate flooring is ideal for high-traffic households where scuffs and scratches may compromise the integrity of solid or engineered hardwood floors. Simply use a cloth, mop, or sponge to remove spills and stains with laminate wood flooring, which is constructed of the following layers:

  • Protective Film
  • Wood Core
  • Backing Layer
  • Design Layer

Complete our online contact form to learn more about our wide variety of wood and laminate floors. The highly trained team at Flooring Canada is here to answer all your questions!


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