What Should I Know About Reclaimed Wood, Laminate, or New Hardwood Floors?

If you are looking to make an investment into your home by installing new hardwood floors, it is important to be aware of the different types of flooring choices available for new floors. The three most popular choices for wood flooring types are reclaimed wood floors, new hardwood floors, and laminate wood floors.


Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Reclaimed wood is one of the latest trends and very popular among affluent homeowners who care about the environment and care about using the latest green technology. Reclaimed wood is wood that has been recycled for reuse from older structures and frequently comes from old barns, railroad tracks, or historical buildings which gives the wood a very interesting and authentic history. Because no trees are cut down, reclaimed wood is a sustainable and energy efficient option that can give you old growth wood without the environmental effects of chopping down the few remaining old growth forests. The main drawbacks of reclaimed wood is that the wood quantity can be highly limited, as there are only so many structures that have antique wood to be recycled, and also the price point can often be unexpectedly high, often being comparable to or even exceeding the price of standard new hardwood floors.

Hardwood Flooring

Most homeowners who are focused on investing in the resale value of their homes choose new hardwood floors. This is because reclaimed wood often can fetch a higher price point due to their green reclamation processes, and laminate wood lack the price point and wow factor that hardwood floors can elicit. Thus hardwood floors are often the best priced choice for a homeowner looking for the maximum resale value to result from a renovation. Hardwood flooring also comes in a wide variety of styles and finishes, so that it can match any style of decor.

Laminate Wood Flooring

Laminate wood gets many of the benefits of hardwood floors without the prices required for authentic hardwood flooring. Aesthetically, laminate flooring technology has evolved to look nearly indistinguishable from the real thing, and advances in photographic and printing technology has made it possible for laminate flooring to recreate just about any type of wood or flooring surface in existence to fit with any stylistic remodeling choices, leaving the homeowner more budget to explore expensive furnishings or other aspects of the remodeling job.

If you are looking for flooring in Massachusetts or Rhode Island from Weston to Cape Cod to Waltham, contact Park Avenue Flooring for the highest quality flooring installation services available.

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