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Laminate VS Solid Hardwood Flooring: Which one is better?

Hardwood and Laminate flooring have many pros and cons. It is something one should consider before finalizing on the best flooring option. Hardwood flooring ¾ inch thick boards of solid hardwood cut from a tree is surely a quality material, but laminate flooring has its benefits as well. Both flooring materials have their own place, with their own unique set of properties.

This may lead to certain confusion to decide which flooring option to go for and this article will help you decide which is best for your place.

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