Why Our Waterproof Laminate Flooring is Better than Hardwood

Beautiful flooring doesn't have to be costly or high-maintenance

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful and classic look for any room in your house. For centuries, hardwood floors have been a mark of sophistication and elegance. Today, many of the most magnificent old houses on the market are noted for their beautiful hardwood floors. But there are a lot of problems with this kind of flooring, especially in those magnificent old houses.

Wood is a beautiful material for flooring, but it’s not easy to work with. Especially as it ages, wood has a tendency to warp, stain, twist, and fade. Worst of all, it is highly sensitive to changes in moisture and humidity when compared to materials like concrete. On top of all of this, hardwood flooring is expensive, both to install and to maintain.

Luckily, there’s a better way! Floor Coverings International is proud to help customers looking for that gorgeous hardwood finish find waterproof laminate flooring that meets their needs! This flooring material has the appearance of a luscious hardwood floor, but thanks to modern technology it is more durable, cheaper, and resistant to the moisture that can warp wooden floors! Here’s how our waterproof laminate flooring stacks up to traditional hardwood floors.

Comparing hardwood flooring to waterproof laminate flooring

Waterproof laminate flooring might be a good alternative to hardwood flooring in your home. Here’s how it compares to traditional hardwood flooring.

- Durability:
Hardwood flooring isn’t just raw wood. The boards are treated to make them durable and resistant, and to last a long time. But the wood is often still vulnerable to damage, from scratching or splintering or even sun. The laminate flooring options that we offer are a more durable alternative. While furniture that scratches a hardwood floor might still be able to damage a laminate floor, the material that our waterproof laminate flooring is constructed from is highly resistant to impact and splintering. Waterproof laminate flooring is a more damage-resistant alternative to hardwood floors that you might consider if your floors will see a lot of wear.

- Cost:
Anyone who has bought hardwood flooring knows that it can get pricey, quickly. Better-looking woods are often quite expensive, and the high-quality boards that are prepared with a more expensive treatment are even more so. Luckily, waterproof laminate flooring is a cost-effective alternative. Not only is the material itself cheaper, but it is also easier to install and maintain, ensuring that you save money on every aspect of the process.

- Water Resistance:
This is where waterproof laminate flooring really shines. While hardwood flooring is treated to be water resistant, no wood material can ever be truly waterproof. As humidity and moisture change, the wood will bend and warp, causing uneven flooring and discoloration that is expensive to repair. Waterproof laminate flooring, however, is truly waterproof, meaning that it will not fluctuate with the weather and is impervious to spills! Thanks to modern flooring technology, it’s possible for homeowners and tenants to have high-quality waterproof flooring that looks great and holds up against water damage.

If you’re looking for an affordable and manageable alternative to hardwood flooring, look no further than FCI’s waterproof laminate flooring. Call us today to learn more about our laminate flooring options or to get a free estimate. We look forward to helping meet your flooring needs.