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Which is better engineered wood floor , soild wood or laminate?

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I want to replace the carpet in my hallway.

Depends on your life style and where your putting it, which is better for you. Solid wood, good invest ment but the most maintenance. Not always a good idea for a a family w/ pets and kids.
Engineered wood for some one with and older family members and don t mind a little maintenance since it s about the same as real wood.
Laminate I suggest for a family with kids and or pets, It s good since its tough ( as long as you don t get the 99 cents a s/f junk) Easy to maintain . All 3 products are prone to water damage from kids. pets and water leaks with laminate the easiest overall to replace.
If your doing a dining room that s seldom used, wood flooring. But a high traffic area w/ a busy lifestyle, perhaps not.
Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar . GL

4 Responses to “Which is better engineered wood floor , soild wood or laminate?”

  1. Stephen Says:

    The soild wood flooring is by far the better but so is the cost.
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  2. Julie Says:

    This is a matter of preference and the type of traffic you have in your hall way. Personally I would go for solid wood, but some of the engineered wood works fine, just not as easy to refinish if it becomes scared or worn from foot traffic.
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  3. Dana Says:

    Solid wood because for a long term investment you will be able to have it resanded and refinshed multiple times even stained different colors where as with the laminate once it wears thru the floor it is visually ruined. Solid wood floors also raises the value of your home.
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  4. rob s Says:

    Depends on your life style and where your putting it, which is better for you. Solid wood, good invest ment but the most maintenance. Not always a good idea for a a family w/ pets and kids.
    Engineered wood for some one with and older family members and don t mind a little maintenance since it s about the same as real wood.
    Laminate I suggest for a family with kids and or pets, It s good since its tough ( as long as you don t get the 99 cents a s/f junk) Easy to maintain . All 3 products are prone to water damage from kids. pets and water leaks with laminate the easiest overall to replace.
    If your doing a dining room that s seldom used, wood flooring. But a high traffic area w/ a busy lifestyle, perhaps not.
    Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar . GL
    References :
    20 years in flooring as a store owner/installer

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