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Hardwood Flooring vs. Laminate: Which is Right for Your Home?

When you decide to undertake a home improvement project, you are guaranteed to have some big decisions to make. One of the toughest choices that homeowners find themselves making is the choice of what type of flooring they are going to use in their house: hardwood flooring or laminate flooring. While there are millions of lists out there detailing the various pros and cons of each option, JKE is here to help by breaking down the most important advantages of each type of flooring for you. Read on to find out more!

Hardwood or Laminate?Flooring Showdown: Hardwood or Laminate?

First, let’s discuss what laminate flooring actually is. Unlike traditional hardwood floors, laminate is made of compressed fibers made to mimic the look of real wood. While most laminate flooring options do boast a fairly close match in terms of appearance, they do feel and wear differently than hardwood floors. Hardwood floors, for instance, can be sanded or repaired when damaged, whereas the best option with damaged laminate is usually to replace the boards altogether. One of the biggest advantages of laminate flooring is the price; it can be as much as half the cost of other types of flooring.

Hardwood flooring, on the other hand, has many benefits unique to itself. It is durable, high-quality, visually appealing, and makes for a solid investment, as it increases your home’s value. It is also easier to repair when damaged with the help of professional restoration experts, and so you and your family will be able to enjoy your hardwood floors for years to come. While installing hardwood floors often means a larger expense for the household budget, the return you get on your investment is a big reason to say yes to hardwood.

John K. Eareckson & Co.: Baltimore Custom Hardwood Flooring

At John K. Eareckson & Co., we pride ourselves on providing the best quality and craftsmanship in the Baltimore-Washington area, from custom hardwood installation and repairs to refinishing. So if you are interested in a new look to your hardwood flooring, pick up the phone and give us a call today!

If you have any questions about New Hardwood Floors, please contact John K. Eareckson & Co. by calling 410-788-4200 or visit today for a free quote regarding any of your hardwood flooring needs.

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