Often many of our customers are confused when looking to buy hardwood or laminate flooring. There is a big difference between a hardwood floor and laminate floor and therefore you should be absolutely clear on your purchase. Laminate is made from composite wood which is pressed together at high temperatures. It has an epoxy resin base on the top which is made to look like a hardwood. Laminate stronger, durable and scratch resistant and is also less susceptible to moisture and wear-and-tear. The price of the laminate is far less than that of the hardwood floor and the installation cost is also less than that of the solid wood. The laminate may not look as elegant as hardwood but is very popular and widely used in several homes and condominiums and also commercial retail units. Laminate floor is much easier to clean and because it is better resistant to moisture, it is installed in the basements.
Hardwood floor, on the other hand, is derived from harvested trees and is expensive than laminate floors. Hardwood floors look far better and elegant as compared to the laminate floor and therefore very popular amongst all users. Although it looks aesthetically better hardwood flooring is susceptible to scratching and can get damaged by excessive wear-and-tear and moisture. Hardwood floors come in several popular species including oak, hickory, walnut, maple and more.
Both the floors have their own pros and cons and we at 1 Hardwood Flooring are a leading supplier of laminate and wooden floors in the greater Toronto area. We not only supply volume hardwood and laminate to the homes but also provide services such as installation and repairs of wooden floors. Contact us for free estimates or visit our showroom in Mississauga to get more details.