difference is more that you think, or maybe not! You decide!
is a better investment as far as longevity goes. It has a more
natural and polished look uch longer. Even after the hardwood
has led a rough life there are options. You can refinish, or just
let the personality be apart of the decore. Hardwood has a look
and a feel that even the best laminate can not replicate. But,
it comes at a price. it is about twice the price of laminate.
the price, you say. Good laminate does look great for a long time.
It stands up to "life" very well. There are many options
and colors. Installation is a snap (literally) to install. If
you have kids or have dinner parties where women wear the sharp
heels. laminate may be a better choice.
am always partial to prefinished hardwood. I have installed hardwood
laminate before. I was not impressed with the "feel"
and the "clack" that I heard and felt walking on it.
It looked beautiful though.
best way to choose between prefinished hardwood and hardwood laminate
is how you will use the room slated for installation. The other
is price. It is difficult to tell the best laminate from hardwood.
but even given all the information, my choice is still the prefinished
are many more flooring articles in our flooring
section. There is more specific information in the links at
the beginning of this article. They can guide you where you need
The difference is more than you think, or maybe not!
Carpet is best!
There is nothing like walking barefoot on great carpet
for Hardwood is easier than you think.
Just vacuum and you are done.