Hardwood Floors VS. Parquet And Laminate Flooring
There are a number of products to choose from, especially when it comes to choosing wooden flooring. There are laminate flooring, parquet flooring and hardwood floorings. People who have been in the floorings business would be more aware and knowledgeable about a good quality floor. Especially, those who specialize in hardwood floors and trade in laminate and parquet floors. They will precisely be of the opinion that investing in a hardwood floor is always the best option. This is because they are very easy to maintain and durable too. When it comes to floorings, all the clients need a durable option for their homes or businesses.
With hardwood floors, it is very easy to re-sand the floors to get different look for the floors. In addition, it becomes easier to repair the boards that have been damaged. The most frequent damages caused to the wood floors are water damage, especially, form laundry rooms, bathroom and sinks.
The installation of the hardwood floors makes it possible to make the grain in the woods more prominent and more visible. In addition, the risks to these floors of damage are quite less. When parquet or laminate floorings are manufactured in the factory, what reaches the shop is a finished product. This means that they have already been finished and stained. However, during the manufacturing process in the factory or getting the products to the shop can cause some mistakes in the products. These mistakes cannot be altered later.
These kinds of floors are also known as the pre-finished floors and are mostly just one-fourth inches in its thickness. In addition, unlike hardwood floors, one cannot conduct any re sanding on these pre finished products. They stand a warranty for maximum of 25 years and many even less than that.
The advantages of having pre-finished floors are that they require less of labour and are quite convenient to install. In addition, they even result in very little mess, as they do not need re sanding, sealing and staining. The advantages of choosing unfinished floors like the hardwood floors are the option of sealing the floors during its finishing. The sealing and staining of hardwood floors helps in filling the tiny gaps in the floors, which are created during the installation. In addition, one gets benefited with an unfinished floors as they are moisture protected and do not get damaged easily.
Hardwood floors are very diverse as they are available in various varieties like red oaks, white oaks, American Cherry and Hard Maple. Therefore, this is another advantage of choosing hardwood floors over the parquet and laminate floors as one choose the kind of wooden surfaces according to your individual tastes. There is another option of choosing between the planed surfaces as they are smoothed out at wood mills and the hand scraped rough surfaces.
Harwood floors have been existent since many centuries and despite its high costing, it is still considered the best form of flooring. In addition, with proper care and maintenance, these floors are there to stay for centuries more.