Taking care of hardwood or laminate floors can be challenging given the everyday conditions of a family and pets. But keeping your home looking good is crucial to maintaining its value.
Generally, there are two types of residential wood flooring: real wood (solid or engineered) and laminates that are man-made to look like wood.
Solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber.
Engineered hardwood is made from layers of material that have been glued together, with a layer of hardwood on the top. Typically engineered wood comes finished wiht a clear protective coating or finish.
Laminate flooring is manmade, a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together in a factory using a lamination process. The top layer of laminate flooring is photographic material that is made to look like wood including a clear protective finish. Read more