Timber flooring has always been a popular choice due to its timeless appeal. A timber floor can last a lifetime and with a little TLC it can look as good as the day it was installed.
Whilst laminate flooring has been around for some time, it was always seen as the ugly, plastic looking alternative to wood. Laminate flooring has come a long way and is now a serious rival to timber flooring, or is it?
Timber flooring and laminate flooring
Timber flooring is unmistakably beautiful, no matter what colour, style or wood you choose a wooden floor looks and feels elegant.
Timber flooring adds significant value to a home in comparison to any other option.
Laminate flooring has come a long way in the last decade with many beautiful options available. Whilst laminate flooring does look beautiful there is a noticeable difference from natural timber flooring. Whilst laminate flooring is mass produced, wooden flooring is unique, no two boards are ever the same.
Wooden flooring is durable and hardwearing, but so is laminate flooring, and laminate flooring is actually better at resisting scratches and general damage.
You wouldn’t see wooden flooring in a wet room, but laminate flooring can withstand exposure to moisture.
Laminate flooring is less costly than timber flooring, however timber flooring is a lot more cost effective than ever before.
Whilst laminate flooring is cheaper than timber flooring, it is important to note that timber flooring lasts a life time, whereas laminate flooring has a 10 – 20-year lifespan.
Fancy a change? With laminate flooring you would need to pull it up and start again, however to have a complete change of décor in your Gold Coast or Brisbane home with timber flooring, a sand and polish can transform your home.
If your flooring becomes damaged and looks a little worse for wear, you can sand and polish timber flooring, however laminate flooring can be hard to repair and will usually need to be replaced.
Which would look better in your Brisbane or Gold Coast home or business?
Whilst there are pros and cons to both timber flooring and laminate flooring, it’s hard to look past the fact that timber flooring is the real deal! Timber flooring is a beautiful and natural addition to any Gold Coast and Brisbane home or business.