Natural wood v. laminates/vinyl
Do you wonder what the difference is between natural wood flooring and laminate or vinyl? When it comes to distinguishing them, we have to take into account 3 key points:
* Price: Natural wood floors are more expensive than artificial wood and laminate/vinyl floors. The greater the use of wood, that is the amount of wood, the higher the price of the floor. Artificial parquet is made of pressed wood fibres and natural parquet is nothing but wooden boards. For this reason, the price of natural wood parquet is considerably higher than artificial wood parquet and laminate/vinyl floors.
* Endurance: In terms of resistance to external factors, natural wood is more delicate than artificial. Factors such as overexposure to the sun can damage natural wood flooring much more, and it can be scratched more by people passing each day.
* Maintenance: With laminate/vinyl flooring, we do not have to be so careful and it is much easier to maintain with a broom, vacuum cleaner and even a mop. However, if we are talking about natural parquet flooring, contact with water must be moderate and cleaning products must be applied following the instructions to avoid scratching the floor or damaging it. At Alex we offer you specific products for both natural wood, laminate and vinyl floor care. Discover them!
Now that you know the 3 key points that differentiate a natural wood floor from a laminate/vinyl floor, you are ready to change the floor in your home. Which one do you prefer?