Alpha Carpets supply simply beautiful Floors. Laminate Floors lend a certain calm, classical feel to any room. Their

biggest detractor though, is price – real hard-wood doesn't come cheap.

The variety of laminate flooring companies vary in wood types, colours and effects are immense and unlike tiles, wood lends

itself to mixing and matching.

Laminate flooring is durable, quick to install and easy to maintain. Another benefit is that laminate flooring is a good

insulator and during the cold winter months it can be up to 4 degrees warmer than tiles.

PROS – Hardwood is the real deal; it is gorgeous and, depending on the type of wood, can add considerable value to your home. Laminate: PROS – Since laminate is made from pressed wood, it is more durable and resists scratches, moisture and wear and tear. Laminate flooring is also easier to clean.

Expected Lifespan. The average lifespan for laminate flooring is between 15 and 25 years, but it can vary from as short as 10 years to as long as 30 years. The difference in life expectancy depends on the quality of the flooring, whether it was properly installed and the amount of traffic it receives.

Laminate floors are not made of wood and they cannot be sanded. One of the benefits of laminate flooring is that it is more scratch resistant than real wood, and if a plank does become damaged, you can easily replace that board without ruining the rest of your floor in the process.