The Pros & Cons of Laminate and Hardwood

Dated: 02/02/2020

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If you are looking to install wood flooring you will likely be looking at a several thousand dollar investment. When making an investment that large, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of flooring options so you can choose what is best for you and your family. Here are some things to consider when choosing between laminate and hardwood:

Pros of Laminate Flooring

Easy Installation

Easy Maintenance 

Cost-Effective (usually 1/2 the $$$ of hardwood)

Cons of Laminate Flooring

Appearance (Not authentic)

Potentially Dangerous (Slippery)

Pros of Hardwood

Boost Home Value

Visually Appealing

Easy to Refinish

Very Durable

Environmentally-Friendly

Cons of Hardwood

Expensive

Prone to Moisture Issues

High Maintenance

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Beatriz Roca Garcia

Raised by a family of land developers in Madrid Spain, I studied at the Artistic Institute in Madrid, Spain and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. As an interior designer I desig....

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