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Which is the best of laminate or engineered wood flooring?

Suppose you’re looking to obtain the look of wood in your home but can’t decide between laminate floors and engineered wood flooring. Then we’re here to help. Read on and make an informed decision on which option is the most suitable for you and your home. But first, let’s learn about the differences between these types of flooring.

ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING LAMINATE
Material The most significant advantage of engineered hardwood flooring is that its surface is natural hardwood, and the base-side is plywood, and it will be multi-layer plywood or 3-layer plywood. Nothing beats engineered wood because its surface is natural, genuine hardwood.Laminate flooring does not contain any natural wood at all. Each plank comprises various synthetic layers and is topped with a photograph of wood (or stone). The core material is middle-density fiberboard or high-density fiberboard. The surface layer can sometimes have a built-in scratch guard for added protection. The top surface of the floor is water-resistant to cope with the occasional spill or splash.
CostIn New Zealand, Engineered wood flooring can be as low as $50 per square meter to $200 per square meter or more. The price is determined by size, thickness, original, and wood type.In New Zealand, laminate flooring can be as low as $12.88 per square meter to $65 per square meter or more. The price is determined by size, thickness, origin, and brand.
InstallationEngineered hardwood floors, while often easier to install than solid hardwood, is more likely to require professional installation. These floors are usually installed in the same manner as solid hardwood. Fully glue-down is always a good choice. But under 15mm of thickness, engineered wood flooring is also floating versions.Laminate flooring with a click-lock is one of the product range that eases the whole installation process. Make sure that the laminate planks are adjusted to the surrounding temperature and humidity, thus reducing swelling issues after installation. Need Profissional cut saw.
Water defenseBoth the surface veneer and the plywood base layers are wood, which can swell and warp if they get wet. We do not recommend for bathroom or toile. As mentioned, the core material of laminate flooring is made of wood fiber, and therefore it is susceptible to water or moisture.
Healthy&Safetya minute quantity of formaldehyde. The threat is still considered minimal. a minute quantity of formaldehyde. The threat is still considered minimal.
NoiseEngineered hardwood fully glued down does not have the problem with flexing. That means no noise, but your feel a little harder underfoot. Install by underlay floating engineered wood flooring, as it is not made of sound-proof material, noise from any movement on the floor cannot be absorbed efficiently after install squeaking is Inevitable.As laminate flooring is not made of sound-proof material, noise from any movement on the floor cannot be absorbed efficiently after install squeaking is Inevitable.
Flooring care and cleaningEngineered hardwood flooring same maintenance with laminate flooring, but, they can be sanded and refinished at least once, and if the flooring has a particularly thick veneer layer, you may even be able to refinish it 3-5 times.Laminate flooring is sensitive to moisture and water. If you are having laminate flooring at home, make sure that your laminate flooring stays dry and avoid using a wet mop when cleaning.