Hardwood flooring is a great choice for high traffic areas. Hardwood flooring is made of wood planks and sealed with a polyurethane coating. This floor carries an average life expectancy of 30 years.
Laminate flooring is made with a fiber core material on which a printed layer is attached and a protective coating is applied. Laminate can be made to resemble wood planks, stone or slate. This material gives the appearance of natural materials without the cost. Laminate can be used in any room of your home, but caution is advised in areas that are prone to water, like your bathroom or kitchen.