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Which One is Better, Solid Wood or Laminated Flooring?

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Which One is Better, Solid Wood or Laminated Flooring?


Nowadays, natural wood flooring is more and more popular in decoration. In the flooring market, solid wood flooring and laminate wood flooring are the most common. Many people do not know whether to use solid wood flooring or laminate flooring when choosing flooring. And the main difference between the two is not clear. In order to help you solve this problem, we will introduce some relative knowledge about them, let us learn together.

 


Definition and use

 

As the name suggests, solid wood flooring is a floor made of logs directly. The main feature of solid wood flooring is its natural texture. At the same time, solid wood flooring is also a poor conductor of heat. When stepping on it, you will feel warm in winter and cool in summer. So, it has a very comfortable foot feel. It is especially suitable for families with elderly and children at home. No matter it is for living room, bedroom or study room.

 

Laminate flooring is slightly different from solid wood flooring, and it is composed of a wear-resistant layer, a decorative layer, a high-density substrate layer, and a balanced layer which has the moisture-proof function. This kind of floor can often be seen in conference rooms, offices, high-cleanliness laboratories and other places. It is also more suitable for laying laminate flooring in the ground decoration of medium and high-end hotels, restaurants and residential houses.

 


Cost-effectiveness and price range

 

Among several common wooden floors, the market competitiveness of solid wood flooring is slightly worse, especially in terms of stability and abrasion resistance. In terms of price, solid wood flooring is generally above 200 Yuan per square meter, and the price is relatively high. Families with less loose budgets have to weigh in before decorating.

 

While, the wear-resistant layer, decorative layer, and balance layer of laminate flooring are manually printed. The cost of substrates made of fast-growing forest materials is cheaper than solid wood flooring and can be mass-produced, so it is relatively cost-effective. The price of laminate flooring is mostly 70-180 Yuan per square meter. In contrast, the price of laminate flooring is lower than that of solid wood flooring. 

 


Difficulty in maintenance

 

Solid wood floorings are more sensitive to climate influences, especially in spring. Changes in indoor temperature and humidity can easily cause the floors and furniture to shrink and crack. After the solid wood flooring is paved, it needs to be waxed and oiled regularly to maintain the gloss of the floor surface. However, with the advancement of science and technology, many floors without waxing have been introduced.

 

But the wear-resistant layer of the laminate floor has good wear resistance, compression resistance, impact resistance, fire resistance, and chemical pollution resistance. For normal maintenance, it only uses a wrung rag, mop or vacuum cleaner to clean. If the floor is greasy and dirty, or it has stains, you just wipe it with a cloth dipped in detergent. So, it is easier to care. Of course, if you ask which one is better, you may refer above contents to choose according to your requirements or like.

 

Reference:

Ben T,Solid Wood Flooring or Laminate?


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