A great way to update a room is to change your floors. With so many options available, possibilities are endless. Here’s some of the top questions asked by clients:
What’s the difference between hardwood and laminate?
Apart from the cost, laminate flooring is made from applying an image of hardwood onto composite wood pressed together at a high temperature, while hardwood is made from a solid piece of wood. Engineered hardwood is a popular choice as it is eco-friendly, and less expensive than hardwood. As for pricing, laminate is the cheapest, engineered hardwood is mid-range, and hardwood is the most expensive (depending on the type of wood you choose, the price can escalate quickly).
What wood floor would TPM recommend?
Although laminate is the cheapest wood flooring, it is also very durable compared to some hardwood that are susceptible to scratches and dents. Recent laminates are resistant to heel marks, pet scratches, and spills making them a confident choice by many past clients.
If you’re looking for a durable, long lasting floors with a great price- laminate. Recommended for bedrooms, basement, living, and dining rooms.
If you’re looking for a authentic looking floor, don’t mind the accidental scratch, and want a better home value after your upgrade compared to laminate, then we recommend hardwood. As for engineered hardwood versus hardwood, that choice will ultimately be yours- shop around, compare prices and specs.
What is TPM’s process of flooring installation?
Remove existing flooring, if any. Level floor is required. Lay under padding- many choices available- if on concrete (basement), vapour barrier is necessary. Install wood floor- hardwood/laminate- door jambs cut, quarter round installed.
Laminate wood flooring is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures. The photograph or image of hardwood is then covered over the composite wood to form the laminate, thus is cheaper. Laminate wood installation cost is on an average 50% less than hardwood.
TPM offers the installation services of laminate, hardwood, ceramic, porcelain, marble, stone and slate tiles, vinyl, and cork.
Current Special: Laminate Floor Installation for only $0.99/ square foot!
Minimum 300 square feet.