As everyone knows that laminate flooring is cheapest between them because of its materials. Its surface is a piece of plastic with a photographic image of a wood grain, and the base board is MDF. The surface we call it as wearing layer, and it is also known to be scratch resistant, but non-repairable once damaged. The appearance of the wood grain is achieved in laminate but is repeated throughout the floor, making the laminate flooring look very unnatural and very cheap.
Solid wood flooring is the most durable choice. When you lay flooring, you should pay attention to that the timber will absorb any moisture present in the subfloors. Under the supervision of professional staffs, the solid flooring will achieve the warmth and charm effect. The thickness will range from 15mm to 20mm, with the benefit of sanding and refinishing the floorboards over several generations of use. Timber is natural product, so flooring is environmental protection. However, it also will expand to the relative humidity of where it’s installed. To accommodate for the floors’ seasonal changes and expansion gap between the floor and the wall is required.
Engineered wood flooring is made of a top layer of 3-5mm thick solid wood, and the base layer is plywood. This construction is more tolerant to changes in temperature and relative humidity. This kind of flooring is strength and stability, and you will achieve the same look and feel of solid wood flooring.