On the whole a good laminate floor will be more durable than its engineered wood counterpart. Laminates tend to be more scratch and impact resistant, remember that engineered wood durability will depend on the hardness of the species of the wood wear layer (so maple is more dent resistant than pine) and the number..
The more expensive laminate floors have a better wear surface and a moisture-resistant core to help prevent spills and pet accidents from destroying the fiber core backing. High end engineered wood floors also boost a very durable stain and scratch resistant, UV cured poly-urethane wear layer that can last for years
May 1, 2017 . And now you're here, where most people eventually arrive, at the hardwood vs. laminate debate. In the past, it used to be no contest: Got lots of money? Spring for the hardwoods. Not so much money? Get the wood laminate. Now, though, the debate is bit more complicated mostly because laminate..
Jun 7, 2017 . Wide range of styles, colors, and wood species; Some are easy to install; Some can be installed below grade; Can be used with radiant heat; Easy to maintain; Lasts 50 to 100 years; Durable; May make a home easier to sell; Can be refinished. CONS. Some are difficult and expensive to install; Some..
Laminate flooring is DIY-friendly, durable and versatile, but is it right for you? . Laminate flooring does one thing really well above all else: it imitates wood flooring. Developed decades ago as an inexpensive alternative to real wood, today's laminate flooring manufacturers have upped their game with better quality and..
Hardwood brings a natural warmth and beauty to a room. It creates a strong, reassuring presence and reminds us of our connection to all the natural wonders outside our front door. Who doesn't love a floor designed by nature? Hardwood floors come in a wide variety of wood species, from dramatic exotics to traditional..
Laminate vs. Engineered Wood vs. Luxury Vinyl. If you're seeking an alternative to hardwood but laminate doesn't sound like the material for you, consider engineered wood or luxury vinyl. Both resemble true hardwood but each comes with its own benefits..
Mar 10, 2013 . Amanda, I posted on this thread over a year ago when I was confronting the same dilemma - wood-like porcelain tiles vs. laminate. We went with laminate because, although material costs were similar, the installation cost is so much greater for porcelain, largely because of the need to prep a sub-floor
Nov 1, 2010 . Laminate: PROS Since laminate is made from pressed wood, it is more durable and resists scratches, moisture and wear and tear. Laminate flooring is also easier to clean. CONS Even though laminate is more durable, it is not as visually appealing. Lower qualities of laminate may have artificial-looking..
Mar 11, 2018 . Laminate vs. hardwood flooring: How well does this cheaper but artificial flooring stack up against the traditional real stuff? . Laminate was the inferior wood-look flooring that you sheepishly bought when you were not able to afford real hardwood. When your design-conscious cousin visited, you would..
Jul 2, 2014 . Laminate wood flooring (also called floating wood tile) is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product that's fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. View in gallery..