Posts Tagged ‘laminate’

Engineered Wood Floor Planks As An Accent Wall

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Are you looking to modernize your space? Engineered wood flooring on walls is the perfect way to give any room a unique touch. This could create a slight hipster look, or bring in a more traditional feel with the right materials.

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Solid Hardwood Floors vs. Laminate Floors: How to Choose?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Are you a homeowner selecting the type of flooring to be used in various rooms in your house? Maybe you’ve already narrowed down your choices and are left with these two: hardwood and laminate flooring. While they may look similar, there are many significant differences between them that can make the choice difficult. To make the decision easier, here are some facts you’ll need to know, courtesy of Signature Hardwood Floors.

Affordability

Hardwood floors are beautiful, but they can be expensive. Laminate floors, on the other hand, are generally much more affordable. However, you’ll need to think about the long-term investment of your flooring. If you are going to be in your home for a long time, a hardwood floor could be a worthwhile addition, as you can refinish and retreat them as needed.

Strength

Between the two, are hardwood or laminate floors more durable? Laminate is generally more resistant to water and other kinds of damage, but if you do damage a laminate floor, it cannot be refinished in the same way that hardwood can. Hardwood, on the other hand, can be scratched, dented, and scuffed if you are not careful. But because you are dealing with solid wood floors, refinishing the wood to make it look like new is possible.

Replacement and Repair

If you do need to replace or refinish a small section of flooring, laminate flooring can be problematic. If the floor is older and has faded with sun exposure, it might be difficult to find a matching piece to replace an old, damaged one. Hardwood flooring can be sanded and stained so that the colors do match.

Ultimately, it could come down to the issue of a budget when you select your flooring type. But think about what you want to get out of your floors: hardwood flooring is designed to last for years and looks beautiful in any home. Laminate flooring, while it does have its advantages, is not made for long-term projects. Have the experts at Signature Hardwood Floors help you decide on your flooring type today!

Signature Hardwood Floors designs and installs inlay hardwood floors in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania. To learn more about wood floor installation in Baltimore, Maryland and the surrounding areas (or if you’ve already decided hardwood floors are for you), call 410.415.0755 or click here today!

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