Since the invention of laminate flooring, there is an age-old debate about whether installing hardwood flooring is worth it. Laminates do have the advantage of being cheaper. But to be honest, there isn’t much more to it than that. There is a reason people have been deciding on hardwood flooring over other types of floors for centuries. Here are just a small few of so many reasons why hardwood flooring will be well worth the investment over cheap laminate floors.
Hardwood Flooring is Closer to Nature
What are laminate floors made of? Only their manufacturers would know, but it’s probably not wholly environmentally friendly. Hardwood floors are sourced from trees, which are an expendable natural resource. There are few chemical additives applied to hardwoods which is excellent from a manufacturing standpoint. Plus, there is no denial that laminate floors can’t emulate the beautiful appeal of a natural hardwood floor. There are hundreds of stains to choose from that can even be customized for even the most challenging color matching. Laminates are limited to whatever is printed on top of them from their manufacturer.
Hardwoods are Long Lasting
As we all know, trees can stand up straight for hundreds of years without any purposeful or natural demolition, such as lightning strikes or storms. They are one of nature’s most durable renewable resources. Hardwoods can come in a variety of wood types for various lasting in terms of durability. Laminate flooring is made out of fiberglass or other unknown synthetic materials. This makes them more likely to become more worn out or faded overtime over lots of use, meaning they will need to be redone every so often. Hardwoods, if cared for properly, rarely need to be replaced entirely.
Hardwoods are a Better Financial Investment
Laminate flooring is not meant to last for centuries. It is usually installed in houses that are frequently renovated on whims. No amount of care can make laminate floors last longer than hardwoods. It may be a bit more expensive at first to install hardwoods than laminate, but in twenty or thirty years, you will be happy that you saved all that money over time by installing quality hardwood flooring.
Ready for a Beautiful Hardwood Floor? Trust John K Eareckson & Co.
When you work with John K Eareckson & Co., Flooring, we will ensure your hardwood floors undergo a stress-free acclimation process and that they sparkle for years to come; from a seamless and beautiful installation to years of maintenance, John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise to care for your home’s hardwood floors. For a consultation and more information, visit us online or give us a call at 410-788-4200. You can also look for us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.