On average, Laminate wood flooring is more durable than hardwood. Laminate is made from compound wood which is molded together under high temperatures. What this means is laminate is more wear and tear resistant since it is put through an intensive process to be made. Its one downfall is in its variability of quality. If you don't pick the right laminate it won't be as visually appealing inside your home.
Hardwood, since it is a natural wood product, can easily be scuffed and scraped while showing wear and tear during its shelf life depending on how well taken care of the wood is in your home. But hardwood at the end of the day is real wood. It can add value to your home and it looks beautiful.
The decision in the end is yours. While hardwood is naturally more beautiful, if your house has high traffic and pets then laminate wood may be the best choice for you. If you have low traffic and want something that not only looks beautiful, but easy to repair, hardwood is your best bet. If your home attracts a lot of natural sunlight, hardwood's natural beauty can start to fade whereas laminate flooring is made to be protected from the sun's harmful rays.
Whatever your choice, we understand each situation and decision is a delicate one and will help you get the right floors for your home. Call us or visit us to get your next project started with the most dependable flooring company in Baton Rouge!