When money isn’t an obstacle, there are many reasons why solid wood flooring is a preferred choice over laminate flooring. While laminate flooring is made from synthetic materials and is less expensive to produce, solid wood is a natural and durable option that’s guaranteed to last many years with proper upkeep and maintenance. This blog from Quicksand Flooring contains additional information about the benefits of solid wood flooring over laminate flooring.
Aesthetic appearance is the most significant difference between solid wood flooring and laminate flooring. Natural wood features unique texture variations that create one-of-a-kind results, whereas laminate has pre-designed patterns that are often repeated. This repetition can turn off prospective buyers who want a sense of uniqueness that can’t be replicated.
With sufficient upkeep and maintenance, solid wood flooring can last for decades, while laminate flooring needs to be replaced approximately every 15 years. While solid wood can still be stained and scratched, these imperfections can enhance the natural appearance and depth of the wood texture.
While solid wood flooring requires more effort to maintain than laminate flooring, it is much easier to repair when damage occurs. Even extensive surface damage can be repaired using sanding and refinishing techniques. Solid wood flooring also boasts fantastic resistance to various liquids and household chemicals.
When purchased from responsible suppliers, solid wood flooring can be an environmentally friendly option, but the environmental impact of synthetic laminate flooring is much more difficult to determine. Although laminate is made using recycled materials, it can also include elements such as formaldehyde, which can emit harmful emissions.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of solid wood flooring, get in touch with the friendly team at Quicksand Flooring today. Give us a call on 0451 326 307 or send us a message via our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.