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Engineered Wood Flooring vs Laminate Flooring

Engineered Wood Flooring

Customers understandably can mix up different artificial flooring, inspired by natural aesthetics. So it can be such an advantage having a bit of background and separation between each flooring. Today, it will be differences between engineered wood flooring and laminate flooring.

Welch Mill Carpets and Flooring offer exactly what our name states, both carpets and flooring. So you will be able to browse selections of engineered wood flooring and laminate flooring. In short, at the Wood Flooring Warehouse you will be spoilt at price and for choice.


What is Engineered Wood Flooring?

To clarify, Engineered Wood Flooring is a type of premium hardwood flooring which unlike laminate is natural material. Natural Material often feels harder underfoot, yet has the upside of feeling authentic, incomparable to other models.

The Wood itself is the floor covering and can be any size from 0.5mm – 4.5mm. This can be either glued or nailed into the subfloor. Yet this flooring is installed like any panel flooring, side-by-side with tongue and groove joinery.

Personally, we don’t recommend risking a D.I.Y job with this flooring so leave it to the professionals. Welch Mill can carefully install your hardwood flooring and thus set your new flooring up for success.


Is Laminate Flooring any different?

Laminate Flooring has gone through extensive manufacturing to become all-round flooring. Using a visual layer, this flooring is able to imitate the same appearance as real wood floor. This is backed with a fibreboard core and a foam underlayment for insulation and comfort.

Installation is a lot easier with laminate boards, as they simply click together. This can be a D.I.Y job however if you have struggles our team are happy to help. Compared to Hardwood, this is so much easier to clean and maintain too!


The Differences

Lifespan is always the key difference between these two popular types of flooring. Engineered Wood Flooring usually lasts between 30 – 50 years, certainly a long term solution. On the other hand, Laminate Flooring can last 20 years if maintained and cared for properly.

Price wise, Engineered Wood can cost double yet can also last double compared to laminate. Laminate being cheaper is why it is more popular, yet you can’t argue that they are cost effective. If you are willing to put in the effort to care for your flooring we certainly advise engineered wood.

When it comes to different environments these two floorings are the best versatility-wise. Factors such as water, heat and excess can be withstood with both due to their durable designs. Manufactured to be really compact so nothing can damage the floorings.


Shop Engineered Wood Flooring and Laminate Flooring at Welch Mill

Welch Mill is certainly a contender for biggest Wood Flooring Warehouse in the North! As a result of this, this is a perfect location to browse different flooring solutions. Based in Leigh, we are only a short drive away from Bolton, Bury, Salford, Manchester, Cheshire and even Merseyside.

Above all, the Welch Mill team hope this blog has informed you about these different floorings. And if you are interested in buying one, either get in touch or pop in for a discussion!