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3 Reasons Why Hardwood Flooring is Better Than Vinyl Flooring

So you are here because you are in a dilemma on deciding between hardwood flooring and vinyl flooring, huh? Well, lucky you! In this article, we will give you the 3 reasons to convince you why hardwood flooring should be your preference!

Composition of the Floorings

When you hear the terms hardwood flooring, it is pretty obvious that this type of flooring comprises of solid hardwood material thoroughly. That is absolutely right! Hardwood flooring comprises of 100% solid hardwood. Naturally, this means that you can expect hardwood flooring to be thick and durable. On the other hand, vinyl flooring is manufactured by a fibreboard made of wood by-products, and on top of this fibreboard lies a printed wood design over it that resembles wood. In other words, you can expect that this option gives you a thinner flooring that only looks like real wood, except that it is not.

Ability to be Refinished

Imagine if you had accidentally dropped a heavy glass bowl onto your floor, or maybe even dragged your chair too harshly, causing damage and scratches to your floor. With hardwood flooring, fret not! Damages can easily be taken care of, because the damaged portion on the floor can always be sanded down again and refinished. However, for vinyl flooring, once damage is done to any portion of the surface, the only way to fix that is a complete replacement of the flooring.


The difference in the lifespan of hardwood flooring and vinyl flooring is a drastic one. With proper care and refinishing of hardwood flooring, you can be assured that this can last you a lifetime! On the other hand, you can expect vinyl flooring to last averagely about 10 years. Aesthetics wise, anything real and authentic will definitely look better too! Hence, it is only natural that hardwood flooring will look much more pleasant to the eyes than compared to vinyl flooring, which is only a printed design that mimics real solid wood.

Undoubtedly, vinyl flooring is more cost-saving as it is cheaper than hardwood flooring. However, despite this, we see an increasing number of people opting for hardwood flooring — this can be attributed to the fact that hardwood flooring is much more durable and lasting for the long haul, and on top of that, its authenticity and aesthetics will not let you down too! Click here to find out the benefits of hardwood flooring.

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