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Options of Flooring Laminate Floors or Wooden Floors
By: Natalie Aranda

 

When you are trying to choose between laminate floors or wooden floors, you must learn a bit about how each one is installed and how to keep them looking their best so you will be able to decide which one will fit into your lifestyle easier.

There are different types of wooden flooring. Remember all wooden floors react to moisture whether they are pre-finished or unfinished. When you look at wooden floors, you will notice there are Engineered Wooden floors, or Factory Pre-finished Wooden Floors. There are also many different types of finishes you can choose from such as UV-cured, polyurethane, acrylic-urethane, aluminum oxide, acrylic impregnated and of course unfinished. Whenever you are choosing a natural wooden floor or oak flooring, you must remember that you have to take care of these wooden floors. They will take a bit more care than other types of flooring. However, if the wooden floors are installed properly and you care for them correctly, they can last a hundred years and look as awesome; as they did the day they were installed.

If you choose oak flooring or any type of wooden floors for your home, it would be best to talk with a professional to ensure that your wooden floor is installed properly and that it will be able to shrink and expand with the moisture so it does not buckle. It the wooden floors buckle you will have quite a mess on your hands trying to repair the damage.

Laminate floors are becoming very popular mainly because of the ease of installation and care. Laminating floors are an interlocking system that is installed on top of the existing substrate. It can be easily installed and does not need a professional.

Many laminate floors mimic the look of traditional woods; however, you can also find several today that have the look of stone and marble patterns.

The major reason many people are choosing laminate floors over wooden floors or oak flooring is the ease in installing, they are hardwearing and not as expensive as wooden floors. Laminate floors are commonly referred to as a floating floor since they do not actually attach to the sub-floor. The planks are just clicked together, which makes them very easy to install.

This system is the Quick-Step Laminate Flooring. The system is the UNICLIC system and all that one has to do is place the tongue of one plank into the groove of another at a certain angle and press down. There is no waiting for the finish to dry. You can walk on your new Quick-Step Laminate Flooring as soon as you are finished with installation.

Choosing between oak flooring, wooden floors, laminate floors or Quick-Step Laminate Flooring is a matter of personal choice. You can decide which one fits with your own personal lifestyle to create the home of your dreams.

Natalie Aranda writes on home and family. The major reason many people are choosing laminate floors over wooden floors or oak flooring is the ease in installing, they are hardwearing and not as expensive as wooden floors. Laminate floorsare commonly referred to as a floating floor since they do not actually attach to the sub-floor. The planks are just clicked together, which makes them very easy to install.