Most Avon Lake homeowners looking to update their floors have debated whether or not stunning hardwood floors are right for their home. It may be a classic, but is it that much better than affordable wood-look flooring, like laminate? The experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West are here to help. We’ve broken down the pros and cons of hardwood and laminate. Keep on reading to find out which flooring type is right for you!

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With its timeless look, it’s easy to see why hardwood is such a popular flooring option. Besides the stunning aesthetic, there are many benefits of hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are easy to clean, durable, and extremely long lasting. If scuffs or scratches occur, the floors can be re-finished to look like new again. What’s not to love?


Hardwood is not the most affordable flooring option. Some Avon Lake homeowners turn away from hardwood floor because of the high initial cost. At Floor Coverings International Cleveland West we want you to consider the value over time of your floors. Hardwood floors can last a lifetime and they will increase the re-sale value of your home. This means hardwood has a high return on investment, which, we think, makes up for the upfront price tag.

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Rising to popularity in recent years, laminate flooring is the best affordable alternative to hardwood floors. At Floor Coverings International Cleveland West we stock laminate that accurately mimics dozens of hardwood flooring styles. Besides being affordable, modern laminate is stunning, durable, and more water-resistant than traditional hardwood floors. If you want beautiful floors at an affordable price, laminate is the right option for you.


While laminate is a great flooring option, it’s not nearly as long lasting as hardwood. This is partially due to the fact that it cannot be refinished. If your floors are scuffed and scratched, the only way to restore the flooring is to replace it. However, with proper care and maintenance, you can prevent damages from occurring.

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What flooring type are you going to put in your Avon Lake home? Whatever you decide, the experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West are here to help. Schedule a free, in-home consultation today! We’ll bring our mobile showroom to you, so you can see exactly how your new floors will work in your home. We proudly serve the greater Westlake, Avon Lake, & Avon, OH area.

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