Laminate flooring vs engineered wood: Which is right for you?

engineered herringbone flooring in kitchen
(Image credit: V4 Wood Flooring)

Laminate flooring vs engineered wood — has it got you wondering? Both types of flooring can be fantastic, in the right home and in the right room, but it can be difficult to make a decision between the two. 

The flooring you choose for any area of your home needs to be carefully considered to ensure it works on a practical level as well as looking great — what might be ideal in a living room may well be all wrong in a bathroom, for example. In addition, how each household lives will dictate the type of flooring material that will be best too — those with pets, for example, will have different needs to those without.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.