Advantages and Disadvantages of Wooden Flooring

Wood flooring can be classified as Hardwood flooring and laminated wooden flooring. When choosing wooden flooring for your building, understanding the characteristics of the flooring types is very important. Here are the things you need to know before selecting the best flooring option for your space.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is made of planks which are refined from timber.


  • Gives a room a warm, cosy, traditional feel
  • Variety of colors and finishes.
  • Longer lifespan
  • Good impact resistance
  • Easy maintenance
  • Spills are easily dealt with.


  • Buying and installing hardwood floors can require a larger budget.
  • Hardwood floors will not feel warm during the winter.
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Shows wear and scratches in high traffic areas.
  • Recoated periodically.
  • Vulnerable to humidity and moisture.Creates noise while walking.


Laminated Wooden Flooring

Laminate wood flooring is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures. The image of hardwood is then placed over the composite wood, covering it to form the laminate.


  • More affordable 
  • Easy installation 
  • Resists scratches and wear and tear. 
  • Laminate flooring is also easier to clean. 
  • Finished with a layer which is scratch-proof. 
  • Easy maintenance 
  • Visually Pleasing


  • Fades when exposed to extreme sunlight for long duration.
  • Moderate impact resistance. 
  • If worn out, it cant be replaced. 
  • Feels hard and can be harsh-sounding when walked on. 
  • It is prone to damage in presence of moisture, so it cannot be installed in bathrooms and laundry rooms.