Let’s compare hardwood & laminate flooring

Let’s compare hardwood & laminate flooring

Some homeowners prefer solid hardwood flooring, while others are content with wood-looking flooring as an alternative. The truth is, one is likely to be better for you than the other.

We want to give you facts about each material, so you’ll be better able to make an educated decision about which is best for your household. Let’s dive in to find out more.

Hardwood vs. laminate for your home

Solid hardwood is one of the most popular flooring materials, offering stunning elegance, outstanding durability, and a lifespan that can exceed 100 years with ease. It provides various species, stain colors, sealants, and finishes, for personalized spaces wherever you choose.

However, solid wood is never an option for below-grade spaces, which is where materials such as laminate flooring can often be used as an attractive alternative. It's better able to handle these spaces' conditions, including a fluctuation of temperatures, without succumbing to damage.

While browsing these lines, you’re sure to hear about both unfinished and prefinished options. Unfinished materials are those that must be sanded, sealed, stained, and finished after installation in your home. Prefinished materials come with everything already in place, offer a quicker installation, but with fewer stain color options, so you can discuss all your options with your flooring associate.

Our showroom offers excellent wood-look flooring

Friendly Floors is pleased to offer superior flooring materials and services to the Port Charlotte, FL and surrounding areas, all from our Port Charlotte, FL showroom location. When you visit us there, you’ll find that we are dedicated to our customer's complete flooring satisfaction, no matter what size of the project.

When you’re ready to get started, our knowledgeable associates will help you browse an extensive line of flooring brands that are sure to meet your requirements. We’ll finish with professional installation and the availability for aftercare anytime you need it.