It’s a question that most homeowners will have to ask themselves when making renovation plans. Obviously, there are pros and cons to each option but how sure are you when it comes down to the hard facts?
Well, in the interior design business, we’ve seen our fair share of flooring options and how they fare with different homes. Here’s our take on things and we hope it can help with your decision making.
Laminate flooring has actually improved over time and is available in different grades. Even then, it costs only half as much as compared to the wooden alternative. In addition, laminate flooring is available in plenty of colors, and also scratch resistant.
IF your laminate flooring does get scratched though, it will remain as a permanent scar. The only way to rectify this is by either replacing that damaged piece, or replace the entire flooring. Another thing you will want to watch out for is that because it’s cut to fit, the treatment protecting the laminate is not effective at the edges. This means moisture can get in and damage the laminate over time.
When you get parquet, it’s just like paying more for premium stuff. So it doesn’t imply that parquet is more durable, instead it only means that it’s more expensive. The first plus side of this option is the premium look and cosy feel that it creates. When you walk on it, there’s that ‘solid’ feel of quality. Also, shallow scratches can be polished out, making the floor look brand new.
The biggest con with parquet would be the price so if you can get over it, then it’s something you can consider.
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