Wood flooring vs laminate: Which is the best option for you?

mid brown solid wooden floor in living room
(Image credit: Ted Todd)

Wood flooring vs laminate — this is a surprisingly common dilemma faced by those fitting new flooring into their homes. Both have advantages and disadvantages and knowing what these are will help when it comes to making the right decision.

While there are, of course, many different types of flooring to choose from, both wood flooring and laminate tend to be popular with homeowners searching for a low-maintenance, easy-to-fit and stylish option.

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.