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What is the Difference Between Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring?

Jun 16, 2008
There are many differences in flooring when it comes to wood. But do you know what the differences are?

Some people do and others do not. There are actually some pretty large differences between real wood and manually made wood. Among these include the appearance, price and texture as well as the materials.

In this article you will learn a variety of information in regards to these beautiful types of flooring.

When you are deciding to lay new flooring in your home or other space, there are many points in which you will want to consider:

* What is the budget in which you have to spend on your new floor?
* What is the space that you need to cover?
* What is the colour scheme in which you want?

In all actuality, this information will play a large part in your decision on your wood choice. There are currently so many choices on the market today and it is hard to decide which one is best for you. There are options in which can be more economical on your budget as well as environmentally safe. Or you can choose to pay more and cut down trees. The choice is yours!

Laminate flooring is a fast and easy way to redo your floors and most importantly can be found at your local hardware store. It is printed on recycled paper and natural resources. On the back of is melamine resin. It comes in a large variety of shades, pictures and stones. It is very easy to maintain and is scratch and stain resistant. There is also a clear layer on top to it to add protection. If you sat it side-by-side with a piece of hardwood, you could hardly tell the difference and you would have saved yourself quite a bit of money.

If you want to redo your floor and have the money to get the real thing done, well, that looks great too and you have the option of getting it professionally installed or to do it yourself.

There are just a few things you should know before you spend that extra money.

Real hard wood floors have a lot more up keep. After some time they will start to separate. They are easy to scratch and get water damage. Now the good thing about that is you are able to sand and refinish your hardwood floor. In which is something that you cannot do with a laminate floor.

Ultimately, the decision is yours as to which way that you want to go with your new floor system. Either way, it will look great as well as be relatively versatile no matter which way you choose to go. A wood floor is designed to look great and provide years of use. This system is great for people in which have allergies as well as for people that are looking for a very clean look within their home. The costs as well as the looks can be very different within these two flooring systems which will probably be the main decider between the two choices.
About the Author
Derek Rogers is a freelance writer who represents a number of UK businesses. For wood flooring, he recommends Completely Flooring, one of the UK's leading suppliers of Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring.
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