A common question homeowners often have, when it comes to hardwood flooring, is whether authentic hardwood is superior to synthetic products.
The best and shortest answer we can usually give is that it depends a great deal on what you’re hoping to get, and use your flooring for. There really isn’t any such thing as “better,” just what fits your style and needs most conveniently.
To give you an idea of why, let’s take a quick look at the positives and negatives associated with each.
Things customers like about synthetic hardwood flooring
Although most customers come to TimberTown looking for authentic hardwood flooring in Calgary, a few have an interest in synthetic alternatives, as well. The advantages of these materials are that they tend to be less expensive, are incredibly easy to clean and maintain, and are sometimes resistant to dirt and liquids.
Because of the cost savings they can offer, combined with the fact that they’re easy to maintain, synthetic hardwood flooring panels tend to be popular in rental properties and high-traffic areas.
What homeowners love about authentic hardwood flooring
For all the advantages that synthetic flooring has, there is a lot to love about an authentic wood floor, too. For one thing, real hardwood floors have a distinctive look that is hard to match or imitate. They just add beauty to a home that you can’t really get otherwise.
Additionally, real hardwood floors give you more style and design choices than synthetic flooring normally does, and authentic hardwood floors are actually more durable over time. Not only do they hold on to their look, but can actually improve with age. Plus, having real hardwood floors in your home can increase its value and leave a good impression on buyers, should you ever decide to move on.