Pros and Cons of Laminate & Engineered Wood Flooring

Benefits of engineered hardwood flooring in Denton

Laminate Flooring

Over the past few years, significant advancements have been made regarding the manufacturing of laminate flooring. At one time, it was quite easy to see a distinct difference between laminated floors and other flooring materials, but this is no longer the case. Laminate flooring is very attractive and sometimes even occasionally difficult to distinguish from genuine wood. This type of flooring uses a synthetic version of wood on its upper surface to create its beautiful appearance, while underneath there are several layers of compressed materials. In other words, it is essentially a high-quality image of wood that is topped with a sturdy, transparent protective layer.

Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is usually comprised of multiple layers of wood that form a plank. There are typically between three and 12 core and bottom layers, which are made from materials such as unfinished hardwood, compressed plywood or fiberboard. A finishing layer is then placed on top, which is a thin veneer of genuine wood. Engineered wood flooring is similar to solid hardwood due to the thin slice of natural wood that is placed on top of the plywood base. The finished product is beautiful and natural, and looks like a real hardwood floor.

Making the Best Choice. There is no right or wrong choice when you are deciding between laminate flooring or engineered wood flooring. Let our flooring consultants help you today.

Simmons Floor Covering 
400 N. Loop 288 Suite 104 
Denton, TX 76209
(940) 341-2740

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