Whether you’re remodeling or perhaps building a new home in the Parker area, you will be faced with the challenge of deciding what kind of flooring you should install. If you like the look of hardwood floors, then you may be deciding whether to splurge on real hardwood or go with a more affordable laminate option. Fortunately, the Floor Coverings International Parker experts can help you find the right choice for your needs.
There’s a reason why homeowners value original hardwood floors. Made from solid woods such as oak, maple, and even hickory, hardwood flooring can last for decades when it is properly cared for. While it is beautiful as soon as it is installed, the wood can also develop a lovely patina over the years, adding a depth and luster to its appearance. Even if it becomes scratched and stained over time, you can have it refinished and bring back the original look or apply a different stain to better match your changing decor. However, you should keep in mind that real hardwood is expensive to install and can be permanently damaged by water.
Laminate floors have become very popular for homeowners looking to renovate on a budget. Available in a wide variety of colors and textures, laminate offers the look of hardwood with easier installation and maintenance. However you should only expect laminate flooring to last 10 to 20 years, depending on the product. Manufactured out of layers of particleboard and thin sheets of solid wood, they stand up well to high foot traffic and are easy to clean. Laminate is also a good option if you intend to remodel again down the road.
To see our laminate and hardwood flooring selection, call and schedule a free consultation today! Floor Coverings International Parker is proud to serve homeowners in Parker and beyond.
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