hardwood & laminate flooring

Buying the flloors that suit your needs will save you money in the long run. Consider the amount of traffic as well as the amount of time you intend on staying in your current home as well as your budget. See our Hardwood vs. Laminate comparison guide for more information.

Hardwood Flooring

hardwood flooring showroom, orange county, caThere is nothing more stunning than the natural look ofhardwood floors. wood floors create a warm and timeless expression of your new or remodeled home that other floor coverings can't match. Wood floors are durable, easy to maintain, and joint friendly since wood gives slightly, making it easier on your legs and feet. Not to mention it doesn't get as cold as stone or tile flooring in the winter months.

Hardwood flooring comes in a wide selection for you to choose from and we offer expert installation. Hardwood can be confusing because there are so many types with so many different advantages and disadvantages depending on your particular home and family. Let our expert design consultants help you decide which wood flooring is best suited to your lifestyle, home decor and budget!

 

Laminate Flooring

laminate flooringFor the modern homeowner and active families, laminate flooring is fast becoming the number one choice. With its great characteristics for not harboring dust, laminate flooring is also the choice for many people with allergies, such as asthma, etc. The main benefits in choosing laminate over real wood are lower cost, easier installation and maintenance and that it can be used in high moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens.

Laminate flooring is a great choice because you will get a wider variety of options to choose from since laminates now come in wood, stone, tile and many more options. Flooring manufacturers have been keeping up with the laminate flooring trend by introducing laminates that look and act exactly like wood but are more economical to buy and install and easier to clean. They are engineered for exceptional strength, durability and will last for years.

Laminate flooring now comes in hiqh quality

Because there are so many varieties and price ranges of laminate flooring, come in to our showroom and let our design consultants help you choose the best laminate flooring for your lifestyle and budget.


Hardwood Floors VS Laminate Flooring

Please Note: This is a very general comparison and characteristics will vary depending on the manufacturer and consumer usage. Always read the manufacturer's written brochures for specific product details, recommendations and warranties or ask our experts in the showroom.

  Hardwood Floor Laminate Floor
Visual Appearance excellent very good
Scratch Resistance good4 very good
Stain Resistance fair1 excellent
Fade Resistance fair2 excellent
Impact Resistance good excellent
Ease of Maintenance good very good
Moisture Resistance fair good
Ease of Repair good poor
Can floor be refinished? yes no
Install over concrete slab if glue or float yes, floating
Manufacturer's Warranty good good
Installation Methods glue, staple, float some pre-glued, glueless, floating
Easy To Install (DIY) glueless floating - yes
staple-down - maybe
glue-down - messy
Yes
Life expectancy of floor (in years) 25 + < 20
  1. some hardwood flooring factory finishes have very good stain resistance
  2. some wood stains when exposed to direct UV sunlight may change color more than others
  3. Quality hardwood floors can last for a lifetime with proper care & refinishing
  4. Some UV-cured urethane finishes have aluminum oxide crystals embedded in the finish and are extremely durable

 

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