Isnare Free Articles
Authors Contents [Add OpenSearch]
Distribute your articles to more than 6,000+ sites and 40,000+ email group publisher subscribers for as low as $2 / article...
Index  Article Directory  Home Management
Embed this Article  
Megan Cherry

Megan Cherry x 219 articles

Liked the article? Consider buying me a beer!

Most Recent Videos Most Recent Videos

Today wood flooring is making a great comeback for many years people have been replacing or covering there wood floors with carpet. Today’s choices in wood flooring have never been greater we will examine several differences between a solid wood flooring that was the staple for many years compared with the advantages and disadvantages of a laminate wood flooring.

Solid wood flooring has a few advantages over laminate. The first advantage is that it can be refinished over and over But has a floor becomes worn scratched or damage they can be sanded out stained and you have a new floor. A solid wood floor will truly last for a lifetime. A laminate floor which is constructed not of solid wood but has a fiberboard type base and a laminate covering that mimics real wood. A laminate floor will resist scratching but cannot be refinished. Although laminate flooring will last many years if it is damaged it will need to be replaced.

As a rule solid wood flooring is much more expensive than laminate flooring it is also much more expensive to install because it requires much more labor. The solid wood flooring usually comes in strips approximately 2in. wide each strip has to be laid down individually and nailed in place with a special pneumatic flooring nailer. The whereas laminate flooring can be put down in larger sections the section simply snap together and can be put down rather quickly the typical homeowner can easily lay laminate flooring down in a weekend with only basic tools.

Laminate flooring however cannot tolerate a lot of moisture what happens is that the fiberboard backing on the laminate flooring will absorptive the water And swell the swelling will cause the floor to buckle the only recourse is to replace the floor. The solid wood flooring on the other hand will tolerate much more moisture. But if you’re not sure which way you would like to go with your new flooring solid wood or laminate I would advise that you go to your local home center or better yet a dedicated flooring store If they will be able to answer any questions you might have they will be happy to show you how to install your new flooring and they can even recommend some highly qualified contractors to install you flooring if you do not want to do it yourself. Whatever type of new flooring you decide on the warm classic look of real wood will add the feeling of warmth to your home.

Rate this article:
Megan Cherry writes for In the market for new coat racks check us out we have a full line of wall mounted oat racks for your home or office.
Important NoticeDISCLAIMER: All information, content, and data in this article are sole opinions and/or findings of the individual user or organization that registered and submitted this article at without any fee. The article is strictly for educational or entertainment purposes only and should not be used in any way, implemented or applied without consultation from a professional. We at do not, in anyway, contribute or include our own findings, facts and opinions in any articles presented in this site. Publishing this article does not constitute's support or sponsorship for this article. is an article publishing service. Please read our Terms of Service for more information.

Most Recent Articles

MLA Style Citation:
Cherry, Megan "Solid Wood Flooring vs Laminate Flooring." Solid Wood Flooring vs Laminate Flooring. 20 Sep. 2007 26 Jun. 2017 <>.
APA Style Citation:
Cherry, Megan (2007, September 20). Solid Wood Flooring vs Laminate Flooring. Retrieved June 26, 2017, from
Chicago Style Citation:
Cherry, Megan "Solid Wood Flooring vs Laminate Flooring." Solid Wood Flooring vs Laminate Flooring
Copy and paste the code below to embed this article:
<a class="embedly-card" href="">Solid Wood Flooring vs Laminate Flooring</a> <script>!function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){ var d=a.createElement(c);,d.src=("https:"===document.location.protocol?"https":"http")+"://"; var e=document.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];e.parentNode.insertBefore(d,e)}}(document);</script>